“It is a rare public policy that promotes fairness and social justice and, at the same time, promotes productivity in the economy and in society at large. Investing in disadvantaged young children is such a policy.”
James Heckman, Nobel Laureate Economist

Contribute to MHEL

Through its premier Montessori inspired early education program, MHEL is effectively addressing the challenges faced by low income children. Our students are showing steady improvement on objective evaluations and acquiring the tools needed for school success.

However, MHEL cannot do it alone. MHEL operates on a very lean budget in a time of expanding community need and expectations and constricting public funding. We rely on the cooperative commitment of individuals and community organizations for support in achieving its overall mission of providing quality early childhood education for low income children to prepare them for school.

Your dollars buy
  • $4,800 – 12 months of quality full-time early childhood education
  • $500 – 6 months of classroom literacy materials
  • $100 – 8 hours of teacher coaching
  • $50 – 10 books for babies and toddlers
  • $25 – 1 set of Montessori sandpaper letters or moveable alphabet

Contributions to Mile High Early Learning qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit – a 50% credit of your contribution on your Colorado State Income Tax (read more below).

Donate online

You can donate online to MHEL using credit cards or bank transfer via PayPal.

Or send your check directly to:
Mile High Early Learning
ATTN: Nathan Harlan
1799 Pennsylvania Street, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203

Support our Annual Stone Soup Celebration

Visit our 2021 Stone Soup page to learn more about the event or to donate.


Please contact Nathan Harlan at 303.962.2634 or

Thank you for your support!

Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit: The Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCC) helps support quality child care programs for low-income families. Any taxpayer (corporate as well as individual) that makes a monetary contribution to promote child care in Colorado may claim an income tax credit of up to 50% of the total value of the contribution when filing your Colorado state taxes. Currently, under IRS regulations, 100% of your contribution may also be claimed as a tax deduction when filing your federal income tax. However, in August 2018, the IRS proposed changes that could impact the amount of your contribution that can claimed as a tax deduction when filing your federal income tax. Please consult a certified tax advisor to determine your specific eligibility.