Colorado Shines is a quality rating and improvement system used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs. Colorado Shines assigns a quality rating to licensed early care and education programs, similar to rating systems for other service-related industries like hotels and restaurants.
To find a childcare program near you click on the link above, choose “For Families,” then click the button with a magnify glass labeled “Find A Program.”
Steps to Finding Quality Careis a cheat sheet to help you choose a high quality child care in your community, or simply understand what “high quality” means, whether it’s a center or home-based program.
Child Care Aware has useful tools and resources for families on a variety of topics.
Zero to Three information and materials to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
Mountain Valley Developmental Services supports adults and children in Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin counties with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Our work provides life span services for these individuals, their parents and family members, guardians, colleagues at work, neighbors and friends to promote independence, quality of life, and rights protection.
Colorado 211is a free, confidential, multilingual service that refers callers to non-emergency health and human services. 2-1-1 Colorado employs trained information and referral specialists who assist individuals and families that are seeking answers regarding community services in times of need.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Partner with early educators, childcare programs, and community leaders to implement and strengthen a well-funded, equitable system of high-quality, accessible, affordable early childhood services for families in Eagle, Garfield, Lake, and Pitkin Counties.
All children are supported to thrive and develop to their greatest potential as healthy, resilient, successful members of our community.