The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines is an excellent resource for monitoring and supporting your child’s development.

Visit for more information. There you will also find informational videos for specific age groups from 0-8 years.

Be Ready Larimer County


School readiness is more than just the A,B,Cs and the 1,2,3s, and it begins at birth! Be Ready has many age-appropriate tips and fun activity ideas.

Do you have concerns about your child’s development? Click here.

Bright By Text

Bright by Text provides quality age-specific information and trusted resources to parents and caregivers to contribute to healthy child development and strong families and communities. Available in English and Spanish, messages with practical tips and activities are sent right to your cell phone regarding child development, language, early literacy, health and safety from partners such as PBS, Libraries, Zoos, Cooking Matters, Delta Dental Foundation, Parent Possible, and CO Department of Early Childhood.  Messages also share about local events and resources, associated to zip codes, which are free or available at low costs.

To register, simply text BRIGHT to 274448, provide a birthday and zip code (and nothing else), and you’ll begin receiving messages with relevant information and resources. While there is no cost for enrolling, data and message rates may apply. Message frequency varies but you can cancel any time by texting STOP. You can also enroll in the service using either of these links: English: Spanish: