We know these are challenging times and every aspect of our lives are affected, including finding new child care options. To save you time researching child care options, we have created guides on resources that can help find and pay for child care.
WorkLife Navigator—English & Spanish (All Ages)
Denver Health Benefit: A WorkLife Navigator can help find available child care.
Text NAVIGATOR to 888-219-8993 or
Colorado Shines Child Care Navigator—English & Spanish (All Ages)
Free service connecting families with child care resources www.coloradoshines.com/families Phone 1-877-338-CARE (2273) Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Chat Child Care Navigators via live webchat. Click here to get started.
2.1.1. Colorado —English & Spanish (All Ages)
Dial 2-1-1 to get assistance finding child care or visit
SPACE AVAILABLE: Auraria Early Learning Center (12 months—5 years)
Due to COVID-19 state regulations, the center is currently open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Denver Great Kids Head Start (0—5 years)
Early education programs and support services at no cost for children ages 0 to 5 and their families. Website https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-childrens-affairs/programs/head-start.html
Boy and Girls Clubs of America (6—18 years)
A well-established organization offering child care to youth
YMCA Child Care (Varies by Location)
Different YMCA offer different programs. Find a location near you to learn more.
Recreation Centers (Varies by Location)
Search for resources in your city and county. Take some time to explore The City and County of Denver’s website to help guide your search.
Komae App (Various Ages)
Cooperative childcare app. Parents swap ‘Komae Points’ with other families as a way to manage and coordinate care for their children within a trusted network. I sit for you. You sit for me.
Denver Public Schools Discovery Link (Grade School Age)
Programs and after school care for Denver Public School students.