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Good Beginnings Child Care

Free child care is available for all clients who have business at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center. The Good Beginning Child Care center's goal is to provide a safe, healthy, and stimulating environment for your child and a stress-free experience for parents.


What You Need To Know

Children ages six weeks to 12 years old are welcome at the Good Beginnings Child Care Center. 

Our operating hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yes, we serve a light breakfast, a morning snack, and an afternoon snack. Breakfast is served between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The morning snack is served at 10:30 a.m. Lunch (provided by the parent) is eaten from noon to 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon snack is provided at 2:30 p.m.

*Parents must bring lunch for their children or pick them up for lunch.

We accept walk-ins and appointments. Feel free to call us at 720-944-2812 if you'd like more information.

The following guidelines apply to all children cared for at Good Beginnings:

  • Parents need to complete the paperwork before children can be dropped off. This ensures that we have all contact information if we need to reach parents in case of an emergency.
  • Parents must provide diapers, formula (for infants younger than one year) and fresh milk (for children one year and older) and a change of clothing.
  • Please let us know if you have scheduled child care but cannot keep your appointment. This will allow us to offer a space to someone else who may need care. The center telephone number is 720-944-2812.
  • A maximum of 45 visits in a calendar year, with a limit of 15 consecutive days is permitted.


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If you would like a tour of the center or have questions, please stop by! We're located on the first floor of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center at 1200 Federal Blvd.

Call us at 720-944-2812 with any questions or for more information.


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Main Office, Richard T. Castro Human Services Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204


Customer Service

720-944-4DHS (4347)

If you need Colorado Relay/TTY services in Denver, please call 711. If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.


City Assistance

Call 3-1-1

Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479





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