Are you currently looking for childcare?

Contact The Colorado Shines Child Care Resource & Referral at Mile High United Way.

The Colorado Shines Child Care Resource & Referral line at Mile High United Way offers families one-on-one support to find licensed, quality child care. They will provide a customized referral list based upon your child care needs and preferences.

PHONE -- Contact a Child Care Navigator at 1-877-338-CARE (2273). They are available to assist you in English and Spanish, Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CHAT -- To connect with a Child Care Navigator via live chat, please visit the webpage: https://unitedwaydenver.org/childcarereferrals

EMAIL -- Send an email to childcarereferrals@unitedwaydenver.org

For information on the programs you may be referred to, please visit the Colorado Shines website. Enter the City and State (Boulder, CO), the distance (usually 5 miles) and the Program Name. When you locate the program click on View Details. Scroll down to view Program Licensing Information.

For information on choosing safe care for your children, please see the following resources from Child Care Aware of America of which ECCBC is a member:


For the most up to date information for families from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, please click here.

Questions about your current employment situation and benefits? For the most up to date information from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, please click here.

Questions about other family supports during this time of uncertainty? See how each of these partnering agencies is currently addressing needs in communities across the county:

  • Boulder - EFAA supports can be found here in English and here in Spanish.
  • East County - Sister Carmen supports can be found here.
  • Longmont - OUR Center supports can be found here.
  • Mental Health Colorado – resources can be found here.

Wondering how to talk with and support your children or the children in your life about COVID-19? Here is a wonderful resource for parents and caregivers from Conscious Discipline.