Finding child care you trust is one of the most important tasks a parent can undertake. Understanding who qualifies as an appropriate caregiver and finding one nearby can be challenging – and we're here to help.
Our child care assistance team can connect you to resources to find the best provider for your children. If you need help paying for child care, we'll also help you apply for assistance.
If you're working, searching for employment, in a job-training program, or receiving cash assistance through Colorado Works, we'll work with you to make sure your child or children receive the care they deserve.
Colorado Shines, Colorado's quality rating and improvement system, has a helpful list of free resources and guides to help you identify the right child care provider for your child or children.
Also, you can search the Colorado Department of Human Services' database of qualifying child care providers near you, or call 303-866-5700.
There are a few organizations that can help you locate and pay for preschool for your child. Check out the Denver Preschool Program, which helps families with 4-year-olds locate and pay for preschool, and Denver Great Kids Head Start, which helps families with children between ages 3 and 5 locate and pay for similar services.
The Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood Division of Early Care and Learning has provided the following documents and requirements for Colorado Child Care Assistance Program providers:
View all forms, documents, and training modules online here.
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Download the child care assistance application packet. Fill it out as completely as possible and drop it off at one of our three locations.
Call us with any questions at 720-944-KIDS (5437) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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