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Denver, CO 80203


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Colorado's statewide school closures have placed new burdens on parents, including finding childcare for those who are still working, and explaining COVID-19 to kids in an age-appropriate way.
The Emergency Childcare Collaborative (Link)

The state will extend a full tuition credit to all essential workers identified in Updated Public Health Order 20-24, which includes those who work in health care, grocery stores and restaurants, public safety, and other fields. This 100% tuition credit will provide child care to all essential workers until May 17. The program is aimed at serving families in need of child care in order to continue to perform their critical duties. 

  • If you are a family who meets the criteria above, fill out the application for child care here.

  • If you are a provider who is willing to open your facility to accommodate these critical workers you can apply here.

  • Note: Parents who have options to keep their children at home with a family member or have other arrangements are encouraged to use those. Emergency child care provided through the Collaborative is for when all other non-group care settings have been exhausted and families have no other options.

Other Resources
  • Denver Public Schools Information: click here

  • Talking to children about COVID-19:

Last updated on Friday, March 27th