Promises for Children


According to the World Health Organization, early childhood is the most important phase for overall development throughout a person’s lifespan, and early experiences determine future health, education, and economic participation.

Promises for Children is a community partnership dedicated to improving the wellbeing of all children in Weld County, by focusing on the critical growth and brain development period from pre-birth to eight years of age to promote school readiness and lifelong success. Promises for Children is a suite of programs and initiatives at United Way of Weld County working on early childhood care, health, and school readiness, and it is Weld County’s Early Childhood Council.

Promises for Children Programs
• Best Start for Babies and Toddlers
• Bright Beginnings
• Child Care Financial Assistance 
• Child Care Provider Professional Development
• Child Care Quality Improvement Project
• Child Care Resource and Referral
• Early Care and Education Services
• Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care
• Family Business Solutions
• Family Literacy Carnivals/Parent Education Symposiums 
• Northern Colorado Children’s Festival
• Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO)
• Raising a Reader
• School Readiness Quality Improvement Project

Promises for Children Early Childhood Council Committees
• Bright Beginnings Home Visitation Committee
• Colorado Preschool Program Advisory Committee
• Community Family Support/Envision’s Local Interagency Coordinating Council 
• Early Care and Education Services/School Readiness Committee
• Health and Wellness/Young Child Wellness Council (Project LAUNCH)
• Northern Colorado Children’s Festival
• Professional Development/Love to Learn Conference Committee

If interested in learning more about Promises for Children, please contact Sheri Hannah-Ruh at 970-353-4300 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . It is offered through the generous funding of many individuals and organizations, including people like you!





Collaborative partners include local businesses and other professionals, child care and health care providers, and parents all working together to address issues facing young children and families in our community. Organizations in collaboration are:


• Aims Community College
• City of Greeley
• Envision
• North Colorado Health Alliance
• North Range Behavioral Health
• University of Northern Colorado
• Weld County Government Agencies
• Weld County School Districts


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