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"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Expanding Quality Infant and Toddler


Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) trainers to work toward its primary goal of increasing the quality and availability of responsive care for infants and toddlers throughout Colorado by:

  • Strengthening the skills and knowledge base of Early Childhood professionals working with infants and toddlers

  • Building capacity and promoting systemic change to foster increased quality and availability of care and services

  • Supporting leadership and collaboration at the community level

  • Facilitating professional development for infant toddler professionals, particularly those who are teaching or coaching infant toddler teachers

NJC Scholarships

ECCLPS's educational scholarships are available for higher education classes to individuals working in the field of early childhood and who resides in Logan, Phillips, or Sedgwick Counties. 

Resource and Referral


Colorado Shines Child Care Referral at Mile High United Way offers a free child care resource and referral service.

We provide a list of referrals to licensed child care providers in the area of the family's request and consumer education about how to recognize and select quality care.

Searching For Care in Colorado

Contact a Child Care Navigator Tuesday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m at 970.526.2440

To search for child care providers online or to get more information about how to identify quality child care please visit Colorado Shines.

Colorado Shines Child Care Referral at Mile High United Way does not recommend or endorse the facility listings contained within the online database. Parents are strongly encouraged to visit each child care facility under consideration, request references from other parents and carefully review the provider license and the most recent report of inspection.

Our Colorado Shines Child Care Referral Partners

Child Care Resource & Referrals (CCR&Rs) help families by providing referrals to child care, education about the quality and availability of care, and financial assistance information. Working within their communities, CCR&Rs identify early care and education needs, and they focus on enhancing the quality and availability of services through recruiting, training, and supporting child care providers.

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