ECCLC maintains a local child care referral website, called Larimer Child Care Connect, to help you find the care you need. With just a few clicks you can receive personalized search results of child care and preschool programs near you! You can find the program best fitted for you and your family and can filter results by financial aid options, quality ratings, and available spots. Referrals are not recommendations. It is your responsibility to screen child care providers and decide who will best meet your family’s needs.

When you visit Larimer Child Care Connect, you will:
– Enter your name and email address
– Receive an email with a personalized login link
– Enter information about your child(ren) in need of care and your desired location
– Get your personalized search results tailored to your needs

When you find a program that meets your needs, click on a program’s customized profile to show you available spots, hours of operation, program highlights, financial aid options, special COVID-19 precautions, and more! With hundreds of vacant child care spots updated weekly, you can search for programs close to home, school, work, or anywhere in between.

Start finding available child care options here.

Read more on Finding the Right Care and Paying for Child Care.

Need some Helpful Tips?

If you’d like to search child care options in multiple counties, or prefer to receive referrals over the phone or via live chat, you can contact the team at Colorado Shines Child Care Referral at Mile High United Way, by calling 1-877-338-2273 or online at