Resources & Referrals

Are you currently looking for childcare?

STEP 1: 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:

EMAIL — Send an email to
[email protected]

STEP 2: The Early Childhood Council Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick (ECCLPS) may be able to help with an enhanced referral.

If, after calling the child care programs on the referral list provided you are unable to find care, please fill out the following form that is appropriate for the location where you need care. Filling out this form does not guarantee placement. By submitting this form, you are requesting a list of providers who may be able to care for your children. You will be expected to reach out to the providers on this list and complete the enrollment process with them. After completion of this form, someone from ECCLPS will strive to be in touch within 48 business hours.

For information on the programs you may be referred to, please visit the Colorado Shines website. Enter the City and State, the distance (usually within 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 ECCLPS is a member:

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

Questions about your employment situation and benefits as related to COVID-19? For the most up to date information from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, click here.

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