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PRESS RELEASEThe City of Aspen and Kids First Are Accepting Proposals for an Operator to Run a Childcare Business at the Yellow BrickAspen, Colorado – March 14, 2022 – The City of Aspen and Kids First are seeking proposals from qualified, licensed childcare providers interested in operating three classrooms at the Yellow Brick building in Aspen.Proposals are being accepted now through April 4. Interested parties must meet licensing requirements to qualify. The Yellow Brick building is owned by the City of Aspen and managed by Kids First. Operator receives a subsidized lease cost and cleaning and maintenance of the common areas.Goals of the program include an operator who:1. Provides affordable, quality, year-round, full-day childcare at least 5 days a week that meets the needs of residents and employees.2. Provides a nurturing environment for children's emotional, cognitive, social, and physical development.3. Accommodates different age groups, including infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as needed in the community.4. Accommodates a variety of income levels including very low-income families and other underserved populations.5. Operates in a financially sound manner.To learn more about qualifications and the proposal process, visit: www.cityofaspen.com/childcarebusiness. Call or email Shirley Ritter, Director of Kids First, 970-920-5370 or Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.###