Resources

Child Care Connections recommends these websites for additional information. Please feel free to browse.

Resources and Associations:

Qualistar
Qualistar partners with parents through a statewide network of local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies and our interactive website to help them find quality child care that best meets their child’s needs.

NACCRRA
NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, is the nation's leading voice for child care. NACCRRA works with more than 700 state and local CCR&R's nationwide. These agencies help ensure that families in 99% of all populated ZIP codes in the USA have access to high-quality, affordable child care.

Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities.

Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado's lead agency in planning and implementing public child care policy. The Division of Child Care is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of child care facilities; managing the child care assistance program (CCCAP) for eligible families; administering child care grants and quality initiatives, and serving as the lead in implementing federal child care programs.

Colorado Bright Beginnings
Colorado Bright Beginnings is empowering parents with the guidance, knowledge and tools to create a bright beginning for their child.

Head Start
Head Start is our largest and best known program providing educational, physical and mental health, and nutritional services to children 3 to 5 years of age.

Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

NAEYC
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.

Colorado Office of Professional Development
The statewide entity responsible for improving the quality of services, supports and education for young children and their families by enhancing the knowledge, skills and professional advancement of early childhood professionals.

Alliance for Kids
The Alliance seeks to impact the local (El Paso) early childhood system by addressing its work in the following four critical areas: Early Learning; Family Support and Parent Education; Health; and Social, Emotional & Mental Health.

Elbert County Early Childhood Council
The Elbert County Early Childhood Council is a council of Elbert County community members dedicated to serving children from birth to age eight, and their families in Elbert County, Colorado.

Teller/Park Early Childhood Council
Early Childhood Council provides a common vision within which public and private, state and local partners can see their work; outlining the efforts needed by all partners to make positive change in the lives of young children and their families.

Wilklow & Associates, CPA, PC.
Location in Colorado Springs, call them for your free 30 minute tax consultation.

Resources for those with Special Needs:  

Parent to Parent of Colorado
Parent to Parent of Colorado offers encouragement to each other on the journey of parenting our sons and daughters with disabilities or special health care needs.We do this by providing emotional and informational support, resources and by matching parents seeking support with a support parent.

Denver Options
Denver Options nurtures the individual talents of people with developmental delays and disabilities.

Easter Seals Colorado
Easter Seals Colorado partners with individuals and families to reduce the impact of disability or health challenges to enhance quality of life.

Early Intervention Colorado
Early Intervention supports and services for infants, toddlers and their families

Family Voices
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.

Peak Parent Center
The mission of PEAK Parent Center is to provide training, information and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through twenty-six including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children.