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 by Three

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

Northern Colorado Children’s Festival

Raising a Reader

School Readiness Quality Improvement Project


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 It is offered through the generous funding of many individuals and organizations, including people like you!