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We know how important it is to support our families and our child care providers. That's why we have an entire team dedicated to making sure we share comprehensive and up-to-date information about child care. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Realizing Economic Advancement through Caring Homes (REACH)

 REACH, which stands for Realizing Economic Advancement through Caring Homes, refers to caregivers who provide child care either in their own residence or in a family’s home. These professional providers care for children who are related to them or may care for up to four non-related children. They also provide care for children of parents receiving financial support through the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, or CCCAP.

 Phone: (970) 400-6594

Email: childcareprovider@weldgov.com

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)

 The federally-funded Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible families who are working, searching for employment, in training or in an educational activity and need child care services to support their efforts to achieve and/or maintain self-sufficiency. CCCAP is administered in Weld County through the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Phone: (970) 400-6017

Email: HS-CCCAP@weldgov.com

United Way of Weld County

 In 2007, United Way's Promises for Children was recognized by the State of Colorado as the Early Childhood Council of Weld County. The Council's purpose is to develop and implement a comprehensive system of early childhood services to ensure that all children grow up valued, healthy and thriving.

Phone: (970) 304-6165

Email: childcare4weld@unitedway-weld.org

MEET THE TEAM

Anna Korthuis
Child Care Manager
Weld County Department of Human Services
(970) 400-6377
korthuam@weldgov.com

My name is Anna Korthuis, and I am the Employment Services of Weld County (ESWC) Child Care Manager for the Department of Human Services (DHS). Accumulatively, I have over 24 years at Weld County DHS. I'm passionate about serving the child care needs of Weld County. My role is to coordinate community child care recruitment outreach, to provide information about the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) rules and regulations, and to ensure compliance with federal, state and county regulations.

 

Sylvia Flores
Child Care Eligibility Technician
Weld County Department of Human Services
Serving parents/caretakers with last names beginning with A-C
(970) 400-6017
HS-CCCAP@weldgov.com

My name is Sylvia Flores, and I have been with the Weld County Department of Human Services since 1993. I have over 20 years of extensive knowledge of the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) and have also worked with Food Assistance, Medicaid and the TANF program. I am here to answer your questions about CCCAP and/or refer you to other community resources that you may need.

 

Norma Sotelo
Child Care Eligibility Technician
Weld County Department of Human Services
Serving parents/caretakers with last names beginning with D-G
(970) 400-6017
HS-CCCAP@weldgov.com

My name is Norma Sotelo, and I have been with the Weld County Department of Human Services since 1999. I previously worked in Child Welfare and am currently with the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) as an Eligibility Technician.

 

Judith Baptiste
Child Care Eligibility Technician
Weld County Department of Human Services
Serving parents/caretakers with last names beginning with H-L
(970) 400-6017
HS-CCCAP@weldgov.com

My name is Judith Baptiste, and I consider myself a Greeley native. I started with Weld County in May of 2019. My background is in early childhood education and child care provider support. Currently, I am a Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Eligibility Technician; I process applications for clients seeking assistance to help pay for child care. If you have any questions regarding the CCCAP program or need support, feel free to contact me.

 

Shawnda Kozanecki
Child Care Specialist 
Weld County Department of Human Services
(970) 400-6594
childcareprovider@weldgov.com

My name is Shawnda Kozanecki, and I have been with the Weld County Department of Human Services since 2015. I have previously worked with Food Assistance, Medicaid and the TANF program, Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Eligibility Technician and recently promoted to Child Care Specialist. I'm here to help you with any questions you might have, as well as help you through the process of our program.

 

 

Shanna Pratt
Child Care Eligibility Technician
Weld County Department of Human Services
Serving parents/caretakers with last names beginning with S-Z
(970) 400-6017
HS-CCCAP@weldgov.com

My name is Shanna Pratt. I am new to the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) team and am excited to be working for Weld County. I grew up in Greeley and have lived here most of my life. I believe CCCAP is an important resource and am looking forward to working with families and child care providers.

 

 

Benjamin Kessler
Child Care Provider Recruitment Specialist
United Way of Weld County
(970) 353-4300
bkessler@unitedway-weld.org

My name is Ben Kessler. I started volunteer work with United Way of Weld County at the ripe ole' age of 12, where I was the United Way Bear at my first event! I'm so excited to be working with the Children's Team as the Child Care Provider Recruitment Specialist. I'm currently pursuing a Master's of Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho in Theater Pedagogy. I recently received my BA from Metropolitan State University of Denver in Theater Arts. I most recently was a Paraprofessional at The Spark Discovery Preschool in Frederick. I'm also a Teaching Artist, Teaching Technical and Guest Artist at The Spark! Performing Arts Community in Boulder. In my past life, I was the Director of Event Operations at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel & Convention Center, where I skillfully managed over 85,000 square feet of convention and meeting space with my wonderful staff. I then became a leading sales manager for the same hotel, where I planned and sold events of all shapes and sizes for a myriad of clients. My family has lived in Greeley for more than 20 years, and I could not be more excited to be working with and for the community.

 

Liberty Martinez
Child Care Licensing & Support Navigator
United Way of Weld County
(970) 353-4300
lmartinez@unitedway-weld.org

My name is Liberty Martinez. I'm the new Child Care Licensing & Support Navigator. At United Way, we have various resources and opportunities that can help guide you step by step in pursuing many pathways to get education about overall child growth development to even becoming a licensed child care provider. Call me to find out our grant opportunities and all the ways to help families and children in our community with or without a care care license.