Choosing Childcare


Making Informed Decisions

As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will determine much about how they develop. Kids First is dedicated to helping parents make the most informed decisions possible. Click here to find licensed childcare in Pitkin County; for a wider search you may want to go to the Colorado Shine link below.

Use our checklists when you visit a childcare program to observe; ask about their Colorado Shines Quality Level.

Kids First can provide you with valuable information on:

  • How to help you make the best choices for your child
  • How to recognize quality childcare
  • Understanding the investment for you and your child, in early childhood education
  • Checklists for choosing childcare can be found under related documents.
  • Kids First offers Financial Aid  to help qualified families pay for childcare.

More Information

Kids First has more information and resources for families with young children. Also know that we are happy to help by email or phone - 970-920-5363.

Everyone is a stakeholder when it comes to the future of our children. Demand high quality childcare! It's good for children. It's good for the community. We have a message to decision makers: while parents work we must make sure that child care works for children.