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State & Regional Partners

Through our systems building work we work to collaborate with partners throughout the region on various initiatives.   Listed below are those who we work with regularly.

Mountain Valley Developmental Services (MVDS)

MVDS 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.  MVDS is also the fiscal agent for the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council.

Early Childhood Councils Leadership Alliance (ECCLA)

As a membership association, ECCLA supports Councils by providing technical assistance and capacity building, implementing shared measurement for collective impact, advocating for policies affecting early childhood issues, leveraging statewide partnerships, and serving as the voice for Colorado’s 34 Early Childhood Councils. Councils work in communities across Colorado to collaborate with local partners and align programs and services for young children and their families.

Together, we are building and supporting Colorado’s early childhood system. Our collective effort is critical – because when families thrive and children have a strong start, our communities across Colorado are strengthened.

Click HERE to visit the ECCLA Website

Child Care Licensing Specialists:

Sandy Jennings, Licensing Specialist for Eagle County
Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning
1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO, 80203


Felicia Castro, Child Care Licensing Specialist for Lake County
1460 Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO 80907



RuthAnn McCullam, Interim Childcare Licensing Specialist for Pitkin and Garfield counties
710 S. Ash St.
Denver, CO  80246

Eagle County:

Eagle County Child, Family, and Adult Services
The Child, Family and Adult Services Department supports relationships and environments where vulnerable adults, families and children receive services that enhance health, safety, stability, and self-reliance. Programs include: Early Head Start, Bright Beginnings, Child Welfare and Adult Protection.

Contact: 970-328-8840

Garfield County:

Garfield County Human Services
108 8th Street, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Office: 970-945-5004
Fax: 970-945-7785

Contact: 970-945-9191 x3066

Lake County:

Lake County Health and Human Services/ Child Care Assistance Program
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides childcare services to families who meet income guidelines and who are in an eligible activity.

Sonia Luna, Child Care Assistance Program Supervisor

 Pitkin County:

Pitkin County Department of Human Services
Pitkin County Human Services’ Smart Start program provides low-income working families help with childcare expenses. Our Family Engagement Coordinator can help you navigate the various programs you may be eligible for, such as CCAP and SNAP. 

Ligia Bonilla, Family Engagement Coordinator