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  PDF Logo 
Bright by Three   PDF Logo

Child Care Provider Professional Development  PDF Logo


Child Care Quality Improvement Project  PDF Logo
Child Care Resource and Referral  PDF Logo
Early Care and Education Services  PDF Logo
Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care  PDF Logo
Family Business Solutions  PDF Logo
Northern Colorado Children’s Festival  PDF Logo
Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO)  PDF Logo     En Espanol  PDF Logo
Raising a Reader  PDF Logo
School Readiness Quality Improvement Project  PDF Logo

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

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

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!





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