Child Care in COVID-19 Resource Guide
The Office of Early Childhood (OEC), in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, created a guide to support your program's response to COVID-19. Use this guide to update your program's practices in response to COVID-19. View the guide here.
On July 9, 2020, the OEC reviewed the guide during a virtual town hall. View the recording here.
Delivery of Essential Baby Supplies
Essential baby supplies, including formula, diapers and baby wipes, are being distributed to local Family Resource Centers and food banks throughout Colorado. These regional locations will help arrange the distribution of supplies to child care providers and families in need. If you are in need of these items, please click here to find the contact information for the local distribution site closest to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Additional Information for Early Childhood Providers & ECC's
Click here to find a link to the OEC's April 23, 2020 webinar on business support for child care providers, along with additional resources.
Information from Colorado Shines can be found here.
Read the latest communication from the OEC to child care providers and ECCs here (please note it is possible for these communications to become outdated before a follow-up is sent): March 30 | Link to Webinar Recording | "Guidance and Support for Providing Child Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Additional Information on General Early Childhood ResourcesInformation for Early Intervention Colorado Providers can be found here.
Telehealth, Teleconsultation, and Virtual Coaching Resources
The OEC is here to support children and families during COVID-19. Use this guide to learn how to encourage learning at home, practice positive guidance, and find resources
and people that can help in your community.
Resources on COVID-19For additional updates on COVID-19, please visit the Colorado's COVID-19 webpage.
Any questions or concerns surrounding COVID-19 should be directed to CDPHE's Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (CO HELP) at 303.389.1687 or 1.877.462.2911, for answers in many languages, or COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, helpless or need someone to talk to, Colorado Crisis Services offers free, confidential and professional 24/7 support. Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.
Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 844-CO-4-Kids. Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.