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COVID-19 Resources for Families and Child Care Providers

Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative

As COVID-19 requires additional demands of our essential workforce to support our health care system, our human services providers, public safety professionals, and other members of our emergency workforce, child care will be a vital piece of Colorado’s response. Governor Polis called together a group of early childhood providers, advocacy groups, school districts and foundations to partner with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) to establish a system of emergency child care for our most essential workers. In local communities, Early Childhood Councils are coordinating with local partners and child care providers.

Resources for Families
  • If you are family with essential workers, please complete an application managed by the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative for child care.
  • If you have questions or need additional help, call 2-1-1 and select the option for child care.  Please mention you are an emergency and essential worker looking for child care. Learn more about 2-1-1.
  • If you have questions regarding the matching process for families to obtain emergency child care, please review frequently asked questions from the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative.
  • Contact your local Early Childhood Council for assistance or connection with local resources.
Resources for Child Care Providers
  • If you are a provider who is willing to open your facility or an educator willing to help serve essential workers, please complete an application managed by the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative.
  • Learn about frequently asked questions for early childhood programs from the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood.
  • For questions about licensing or public health, please email cdhs_oec_communications@state.co.us.
  • If you are a provider with questions about the matching process for families to obtain emergency child care, please review frequently asked questions from the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative.
  • Contact your local Early Childhood Council for assistance or connection with local resources.