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As a child care provider in Weld County, you'll never be without the support and resources you need to succeed!

Weld County is proud to partner with United Way of Weld County, North Range Behavioral Health and the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment to provide you with an all-around support package. This team-based approach was designed to best serve you, our child care providers, and the children you care for. Email childcareprovider@weldgov.com or call (970) 400-6594 to learn more about the variety of needs addressed through our partnership and to discover how you can be connected to these services.

Other Provider Resources

Associations

Colorado Association of Family Child Care - Support and education for licensed Colorado family child care providers.

Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado - Support for licensed private early childhood education programs.

National Association for Family Child Care - Support and accreditation for family child care providers.

National Association for the Education of Young Children - Promoting high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy and research.

Child Care Center Information

Weld County Child Care Inspection Information - Regulations regarding testing, fees, inspections and requirements for child care centers.

Child Development

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Learn the Signs. Act Early. - A federal program offering information and resources about child development milestones and concerns.

HealthyChildren.org Ages & Stages - Information provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help providers identify the challenges, milestones and changes that are often experienced in each stage of childhood.

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns Training Course - Free online training course offered by the CDC to help early care and education providers learn about monitoring children's development and how to talk with parents about concerns.

Zero to Three - Focusing on the development of infants and toddlers.

Health, Safety and Well-Being

American Academy of Pediatrics - An organization of pediatricians offering health information, safety tips and more.

American Heart Association/CPR and First Aid - Information about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training opportunities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - A program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focusing its efforts on research and investigations related to public health.

Emergency Preparedness Resources - Tools, resources and publications from Child Care Aware of America to help child care providers prepare their programs for disaster.

National Fire Protection Association - The leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards.

National Institutes of Health - Medical research and education on topics such as safe sleep, current diseases and breaking science news.

National Program for Playground Safety - Delivers training and services related to outdoor play and safety.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education - Promoting safe and healthy in-home child care.

Sesame Street Fire Safety Program for Preschool Children - Free curriculum and materials for lessons about fire safety in preschool settings from Sesame Workshop and the U.S. Fire Administration.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Promotes consumer safety through safety tips, product recall information and business education.

Licensing

Colorado Office of Early Childhood - Information about licensing, CCCAP, regulations, support and more.

Program Support

Child Care Aware of America - Helpful information about starting a child care business, steps to prepare for your launch and help to increase your knowledge and program quality.

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center - Research and resources for early educators on topics such as family engagement, creating inclusive programs, supports for families, child development, credentials and health, safety and well-being.

Quality Improvement

Colorado Shines - Quality rating and improvement system for all of Colorado's licensed early learning programs.

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Weld County of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Weld County bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.