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Regrettably, the Early Connections Infant and Toddler Child Care Program, based at Arapahoe Ridge High School, will end at the end of this school year. The program’s last day with children will be Friday, May 24, 2024.

We recognize this decision's impact. Ultimately, the focus of a school district is on serving all of its students. 

The primary focus of Early Connections has been to support BVSD student-parents. The majority of BVSD adolescent-parents, however, have chosen to utilize something other than our service. For the few student-parents currently enrolled in Early Connections, we plan to provide additional transitional support. Given the significant expense of running a licensed childcare center and Boulder TEC’s expanding Career and Technical Education programming, we felt the best course of action was to sunset the program.

The state provides robust support for families looking for childcare programs across Colorado. They offer services to assist families in finding licensed childcare options in your immediate area that serves the age group you are looking for, and you can use these systems in the following ways: 

Colorado Shines and Referrals at Mile High United Way
They will provide a customized referral list based upon your child care needs and preferences. For information on the programs you may be referred to, please visit the Colorado Shines website. Enter the City and State (Boulder, CO), the distance (usually 5 miles) and the Program Name. When you locate the program, click on View Details. Scroll down to view Program Licensing Information.

  • PHONE -- Contact a Child Care Navigator at 1-877-338-CARE (2273). They are available to assist you in English and Spanish, Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • CHAT -- To connect with a Child Care Navigator via live chat, please visit the webpage:
  • EMAIL -- Send an email to

Early Childhood Council of Boulder County and Local Childcare Resource and Referral (CCR&R)

These local providers have indicated that they have current openings for infant/toddler enrollment.

Early Connections (EC) provides a safe, nurturing environment in a licensed facility that invites children ages 6 weeks to 3 years to explore and discover together. Engaging, experienced caregivers build relationships and provide quality early experiences. Stimulating play and age-appropriate activities support all areas of development. The learning environment promotes self-esteem and encourages all children to develop at their maximum potential, while monitoring each child’s health, growth, and developmental needs. The Creative Curriculum® for Infants and Toddlers is a comprehensive, research- based curriculum that helps teachers and caregivers understand developmentally appropriate practice and how to offer nurturing daily routines and meaningful experiences that meet children's strengths, interests, and needs.

Annual Registration and Fees

All families are required to update their application and enrollment forms annually per CDHS licensing rules and regulations. The due date for returning families to complete their annual registration is Friday, July 14, 2023. An annual registration fee of $75.00 is required. 

Required Child Paperwork

The State of Colorado requires that any child in licensed child care have on site (and available for review) the most current well child check for your infant or toddler. These include:

  • 2-month, 4-month, 6-month, 9-month, 12-month, 15-month, 18-month, 24 month
    There is a new requirement for a well child check for children at 30 month

  • Current Immunization on Colorado Immunization Form
    You can quickly access your child’s official immunization records from this website

  • A signed Sunscreen Permission Form

  • Updated Infant Feeding Plan Form (or available at the center)

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