Denver Preschool Program

Family Resources

Looking for Child Care?

  • If you are looking for child care in Denver for a child that has not yet reached preschool age, United Way’s 2-1-1 is a great resource for referrals. It's free and multilingual. Simply pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1.
  • If you are looking for child care or preschool outside of the Denver Metro area, please call 1-877-338-2273 to connect with your local Resource & Referral Agency.
  • Click here to download our Preschool Checklist, which will help you choose the right preschool for your child. 

Other Helpful Resources

Colorado Shines

Colorado Shines, a quality rating and improvement system used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs.
www.coloradoshines.com

Qualistar Colorado

Qualistar Colorado advances quality, access and equity in early care and education so that all children are valued, healthy and thriving.
www.qualistar.org/

Bright by Three

Supports families with home visits, information, and community resources from pregnancy through the first three years of a child's life. 
www.brightbythree.org

Denver Early Childhood Council (DECC)

DECC is a coalition of leaders from across Denver - representing families, businesses, early education, health, and mental health - that strives to support and align quality systems and services for young children that are responsive to the needs of families and neighborhoods.
www.denverearlychildhood.org/

Chalkbeat

Reports the latest news about school health, safety, teaching and learning. The online site includes a chat room for questions and answers, weekly education round-ups and a searchable database of every school in the state.
http://co.chalkbeat.org/

The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRA) 

NACCRRA is a national partnership designed to help parents find quality child care, and the latest information on child development and parenting issues.
www.naccrra.org

Tip Sheets for Families, Caregivers and Early Learning Educators 

Research has found that providing children from birth to five with consistent, language-rich experiences – such as talking, reading, and singing – can have important benefits on their brain development and future school success. As the result of a commitment made at the White House Summit on Early Education convening focused on increasing the quantity and quality of words that children learn, the U.S. Departments Education and Health and Human Services, in partnership with Too Small to Fail, have created the "Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day" tip sheets. Click the following link for your copy of these tip sheets: 

Tips for Families English | Spanish
Tips For Preschool Teachers English | Spanish


Still confused? Click here to download our Preschool Checklist, which will help you choose the right preschool for your child.