Child Care

When families need to use child care, it is important that their children are enrolled in the highest quality care possible. Children who have spent time in high quality child care environments have lasting benefits from the experience. Research indicates that children who receive a high quality early childhood education have better math, language and social skills as they enter school, and as they grow older require less special education, progress further in school, have fewer interactions with the justice system and have higher earnings as adults

Find Child Care in your area using statewide data base

Colorado Child Care Referral Line: 1-877-338-2273

Child Care Aware Checklist 
Child Care Provider Checklist
Colorado Association of Family Child Care (CAFCC)
       support for licensed family child care providers
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
       reduced cost child care (CCCAP)

Colorado Department of Human Services Early Childhood
       aligning resources for children, families, and early childhood professionals
Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines
      resources to assist with developmental milestones
Colorado Shines

       finding quality child care
Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado
       support for licensed private early childhood education programs
Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care Initiative (EQIT)
       professional training to improve quality of care for infants & toddlers

Family, Friend & Neighbor Association
       support system for family, friend & neighbor child care providers
Licensed Family Child Care Association

       support for licensed private family home providers
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
       support & accreditation of family child care

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
       promoting high quality learning by connecting practice, policy & research

Weld Child Care
      if you need a child care provider, are a current provider or would like to become a child care provider this website has resources for you
Weld County Child Care Association (WCFCCA)
       licensed child care providers & advocates

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