Mary Alice Cohen
Mary Alice Cohen is the Deputy Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Early Childhood. Mary Alice oversees the administration of child-care licensing and subsidy programs, quality child care initiatives, universal preschool, early childhood workforce, early intervention, child maltreatment prevention, home visitation, and early childhood mental health programs. In her role, Mary Alice leads collaborative work that focuses on a whole-child, whole-family approach, ensuring all children are healthy, valued, and thriving, regardless of zip code, income, race, or ability. She has over 25 years of experience supporting young children and their families across multiple organizations, including the Department of Human Services, family resource centers, children’s museums, and community colleges. Mary Alice will help launch the innovative work of the new Department of Early Childhood to ensure that all Coloradan children and families experience prosperity and well-being.