Early Care and Education

Did you know that students that will drop out of high school can typically be identified based on their third grade reading scores, and that this elementary school reading proficiency matches up with the stage of development at which they enter kindergarten?

The first three years of a child’s life are a critical time of growth and development; beginning in infancy, high quality child care affects a child’s ability to succeed in school, to develop relationships, and to master social competence. In the United States, nearly 11 million children under age five spend some or all of their day being cared for by someone other than their parents.


Early Care and Education Services (ECES) gives many forms of support to professional child care providers, parents, and caregivers for offering an enriching early childhood care experience. As a comprehensive Weld County resource, ECES facilitates many United Way of Weld County programs:

Child Care Financial Assistance program has suspended until further funds are available  PDF Logo
Child Care Provider Professional Development Trainings   PDF Logo          Current Training Calendar
Child Care Quality Improvement Project   PDF Logo
Child Care Resource and Referral Service   PDF Logo
Expanding Quality in Infant/Toddler Care   PDF Logo
Family Business Solutions   PDF Logo
School Readiness Quality Improvement Project   PDF Logo


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If you’re interested in learning more about Early Care and Education Services, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ECES Coordinator | 970-304-6191.


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