Since 2010, the state has lost nearly 200 licensed childcare homes each year, resulting in over 7,300 infant spaces lost.
We have a serious shortage of infant childcare spaces.
Colorado in general, and our community specifically, faces a shortage of infant childcare. The state is working on a strategic plan, and we are working on local efforts to address this need.
Have you been impacted by this loss of care, either as a parent, employer, or as a community member? We would like to hear from you, and we will provide updates on this page, sharing what we hear, and what we are doing.
Here is the second of five areas that we asked for your thoughts - childcare licensing. The others will follow, along with what we are doing or intend to begin to do in response to what you told us. All five pages, as they are published, will be available here.