Child Care Referrals

Child care referrals are available through our partners at Mile High United Way's Child Care Options

During a 20-30 minute phone conversation, a child care referral specialist at Mile High United Way's Child Care Options will talk with you about your specific child care needs. This information is used to search a database. The referral specialist will try to find 10-15 child care providers that most closely match your needs. Additional searches can be done to expand the list of options, if needed.

All of the programs referred from the database are licensed by the Division of Early Care and Learning. Referrals are not recommendations. It is your responsibility to screen child care providers and decide who will best meet your family's needs.

Searches can also be done online

Go to Colorado Shines to search online.

Note: Although the online search is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the criteria you can use to find child care providers is limited. If you would like additional assistance in finding child care, please call Mile High United Way's Child Care Options at 1-877-338-2273 to reach a child care referral specialist.

Check Background Summaries

Click here to check provider background summaries.