|Child Care Assistance Program - Kit Carson County Health and Human Services||Enrolls families for assistance paying for child care. Also helps families locate day care providers, and recruits new child care providers to the area.
||Kit Carson County||Kit Carson County Health and Human Services||Kit Carson County Health and Human Services|
|Child Care Information and Referral - Children First||Provides free, tailored child care referrals to meet families' specific needs, such as location, vacancies for the appropriate age of children, time and days of the week, care required, and type of care needed.
Children First also provides recruitment, training, and technical assistance for providers, data collection on child care for the state and city planners, and assistance for employers in setting up family-friendly policies for the workplace. Children First has offices in Pueblo and Canon City.||Pueblo County||Child Care Resource & Referral||Children First|
|Child Care Referrals - Family Development Center||The Child Care Network provides information and referrals on a walk-in basis for child care providers to parents and service providers in the community.||Routt County||Family Development Center||Family Development Center |
|Child Care Referrals - Jefferson County Child Care Association||Offers a free child care referral service via phone and the website. Refers to licensed home childcare providers in Jefferson County with openings.||Jefferson County||Jefferson County Child Care Association||Jefferson County Child Care Association|
|Child Care Referrals - Mile High United Way||Colorado SHINES Child Care Referrals at Mile High United Way provides free referrals to licensed centers and in-home child care providers in the area of the client's request. Also offers consumer education about how to recognize and select quality child care.||Denver County||Mile High United Way||Mile High United Way|
|Child Care Referrals / United Way of Weld County||Colorado Shines gives parents and caregivers peace of mind as they search for licensed, quality child care, preschool programs and for school age child care in State of Colorado. It offers information including location, hours, licensing status and, most importantly, the Colorado Shines quality rating of providers. By engaging in this free process, families like yours can find the best early learning environment to fit your child or family’s needs.
||Weld County||Promises for Children||United Way of Weld County|
|Child Care Resource and Referral - Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families||Provides advanced licensed child care referrals to individuals needing child care in Mesa County.
Individuals must contact Mile High United Way at 1-877-338-2273 for the initial set of referrals. Individuals needing additional assistance can contact Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families at 970-683-4303.||Mesa County||Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families||Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families|
|Child Care Resources and Referral - Rural Communities Resource Center||The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource Referral serves 9 counties in Northeast and Eastern Colorado.
Child care can be an economic and emotional dilemma for parents; they must work, and at the same time, they want to have their children cared for in a safe, healthy environment. Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral can help parents by:
-Honoring the parent’s right to choose the best child care situation for their family
-Maintaining a regularly updated database of all child care options
-Referring parents to available child care options and helping them become quality-conscious and well-informed consumers
-Helping eligible families access information about the Colorado Child Care Assistance Plan to help them pay for child care.
||Yuma County||Rural Communities Resource Center||Rural Communities Resource Center|
|Early Childhood Programs - Early Childhood Options||Ensures that all young children in Summit County are valued, healthy, and thriving. The four programs offered include:
- Summit County Head Start (Ages 0-5)
- Child Care Resource and Referral
- RRR-NE Early Childhood Council
- Right Start Project, which offers early childhood workforce development, child care provider licensing, CCAP, family support and education, and capacity building grants||Summit County||Early Childhood Options||Early Childhood Options|
|Early Childhood Resources - Grand Beginnings||Promotes a child centered school readiness system that fosters early learning, facilitates healthy child development and promotes family success in Grand County.
- Child care resource and referral
- Health integration program
- Early Care and Education Tuition Scholarship Program
- Early Childhood Professional Development Scholarships
- Early Childhood Professional Development and Training
- Early Childhood Quality Improvement Initiatives and Funding.
||Grand County||Grand Beginnings||Grand Beginnings|
|Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success EVICS - Early Childhood Council of Larimer County||Partners with families and organizations to supports local child-focused programs.
Teaches families about early childhood services available in Larimer County and assistance in finding local child care.
Early childhood professionals can access information on local and state training, guidance and referrals.
Ongoing Parenting classes are offered on diverse topics.
||Larimer County||Early Childhood Council of Larimer County - Early Childhood Council of Larimer County||Early Childhood Council of Larimer County|
|General Assistance - Morgan County Family Center||Morgan County||Morgan County Family Center||Morgan County Family Center|
|Kids First, Early Childhood Resource Center||Kids First is an early childhood resource center that supports quality, affordable childcare choices in Aspen, Pitkin County, Colorado.
Services for Parents:
- Find Child Care Online
- Financial Aid
- Brain Development
- School Readiness
- Providers as Partners
- Choosing Childcare
- Quality Indicators
- Childcare Maze
- Types of Childcare
- Parent Training Calendar
- Parenting Tips & Information
- Facebook Recipes, tips & more
Services for Providers:
- Kids First Programs
- Professional Resources
- Provider Update Survey
- Qualistar Training Calendar
- T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships
- Director & Teacher Licensing Information
||Pitkin County||Kids First of Pitkin County||Kids First of Pitkin County|
|Workforce Center (Meeker) - Colorado Workforce Center||Provides the following employment-related services:
- Labor market exchange
- Job placement
- Job training
- Internet access
- Resume assistance
- Aptitude testing
- Career interests and skills assessments
- Preparation for GED
- ESL classes
- Information on schools and training programs
- Assistance finding child care
- Access to job listings||Rio Blanco County||Meeker - Colorado Department of Labor and Employment||Colorado Department of Labor and Employment|