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Child Care Resources
Child Care Resource Referral Program

Child Care Resources

Looking for Child Care or Preschool

Choosing child care or preschool for your young child should be a positive experience for your family. Selecting a child care or early education program is an important decision that strikes a balance between your needs as a busy parent and the developmental needs of your child.

  • The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC) is the local Childcare Resource and Referral (CCR&R) office. They refer families who need care to programs who have open slots. Visit the ECCBC website for more information: https://www.eccbouldercounty.org/for-families/
  • Colorado Shines Child Care Referral at Mile High United Way provides a customized list of referrals to licensed child care providers. This free service is available to anyone seeking child care anywhere in Colorado. You can also find more information at these links about how to identify quality child care. Visit the Colorado Shines Child Care Referral webpage: https://unitedwaydenver.org/childcarereferrals/ or text ChildCareReferral to 898-211. Visit the online search tool: https://www.coloradoshines.com/search

Child Care Financial Support

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The first step in obtaining assistance is applying with the Boulder County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), a statewide program. Visit www.BoulderCountyChildCare.org for information on program administration within Boulder County.

City of Boulder Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The City of Boulder administers the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) program for City of Boulder residents. The program is designed to provide child care cost assistance for families that do not qualify for Boulder County CCAP. For eligibility information or to apply please visit CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES. For further information please contact Melinda Barnes at 303-503-6012 or barnesm@bouldercolorado.gov.

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