Child Care & Elder Care Resources

Auraria Early Learning Center (AELC): Space available 

Baby Haven Child Care Center: The Baby Haven has openings from 6 weeks to 5 years 11 months.  They are located on the Fort Logan Campus. For more information, please contact ARTS.BabyHaven@ucdenver.edu

Bright Horizons: Fitzsimons Early Learning Center is managed by Bright Horizons. 

CU Anschutz Care@Work by Care.comMembership-based online network, connecting you with local care providers offering childcare, senior care, tutoring, nanny shares, pet care, housekeeping and more.

  • CU Anschutz faculty, staff as well as dual-campus consolidated services or administrative services (CSA/ASA) employees, are eligible for free membership to Care.com and select services through Care@Work by Care.com. Go to cuanschutz.edu/caregivers to learn more about your eligibility and enroll today.

    Sittercity: Sign up to search for caregivers in your neighborhood who meet your family’s needs.  Membership required (fees vary).

    Colorado Child Care Assistance ProgramFor families that need assistance in paying for child care, the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program may be able to help. This program provides child care assistance to families who are working, searching for employment, or are in training, and families who are enrolled in the Colorado Works program and need child care services. Eligibility is set at the county level, but the Department has expanded income eligibility. For instance, a family of four living in Jefferson County can make up to $57,000 to initially qualify for child care assistance. Families can apply for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program on the Colorado PEAK website at colorado.gov/peak.

    Colorado Shines: Provides a guide to find high quality Child Care in Colorado

    Colorado Shines Childcare Referral at Mile High United Way: Child Care Resource & Referrals (CCR&R) specialists help families by providing referrals to child care, financial assistance information, and education about the quality and availability of care. Working within their communities, CCR&Rs identify early care and education needs, and focus on enhancing the quality and availability of services through recruiting, training, and supporting child care providers. 

    Colorado Office of Early Childhood: From the Colorado Department of Human Services provides links to Colorado Shines (see above), Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, Child Care Facility Licensing History, Financial Assistance and other child care related information.

    CU Denver Campus Handshake: Resource available at the Career Center for posting employment opportunities for students including child care. 

    Denver YMCA: The YMCA in Denver provides before and after school care, pre-school, and camps. 

    Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsAdministered by ASI Flex, a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) allows you to save between 25 to 40 percent on the cost of child care or day care for children 13 and under, and for homecare for an older or incapable dependent while you are at work or school.

    Special COVID Flexible Spending Account Election Information

    State of Colorado's Work Life Discount Program: The State of Colorado's BenefitHub is available to all state employees which include all University of Colorado employees. Discounts and rewards on travel, tickets, autos, electronics and more.

      • Benefit Hub childcare discounts may include*:
        • The Learning Experience - 10% off 
        • The Learning Group Brands - 10% off and registration fee waivers
        • La Petit Academy
        • KinderCare - 10% off
        • Au Pair in America - 5% off
        • Cultural Care Au Pair - up to $500 off
        • Care.com - 20% off premium membership

    * The Benefit Hub discount program is ran through the State of Colorado for state employees. Discounts and participating locations are determined through that program and are subject to change. See the Benefits Hub website for the most current listing. 

     

    THRIVE Center: This center  exists to provide parents  with information and training about disabilities; parent and children's rights under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and other relevant laws; and resources in the Denver Metro area.

    Private Schools

    Compositive Primary School:  Child care options are available to Compositive Primary School students.

    Compositive Primary is a workplace-based Preschool through 5th Grade located on the campuses of the Anschutz Medical School and Fitzsimons Innovation Center. Our Whole-Child, research-based, and innovative model prepares our students to lead lives of personal excellence. We lead with curiosity and our curriculum integrates cognition, character, health and well-being, and community engagement. Our strengths-based program places students at the center of their own education, empowering them to become curious learners and contributing citizens.

     

     

    Disclaimer
    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus does not own, sponsor, recommend, or endorse any of the child or elder care providers listed here. It is your responsibility to carefully screen and check the references of any caregivers, including those who are listed on Care@Work before you retain their services.  Human Resources compiles these resources and programs for use as referral only. By providing this information, the University assumes no financial or other responsibility for any relationship established by and between any University student or employee and an individual, company or organization listed on the child/elder care website.

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