First Impressions of Routt County
Early Childhood Council
First Impressions serves as the hub for all early childhood resources. In strengthening and streamlining all early childhood services, families with young children are connected to the resources they need to ensure all children are valued, healthy, and thriving.
Check out Routt County Child Care Needs Assessment Report
To identify a plan to address gaps in the system, the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation (CSFF) and First Impressions of Routt County commissioned this needs assessment in October 2022 to clearly understand the state of early care and education (ECE) in the county.
Between October 2022 and July 2023, researchers from the Butler Institute for
Families at the University of Denver (Butler) collected data to understand the
supply of and demand for ECE services of children birth through age 8 in
Routt County. The needs assessment used secondary data, interviews and
focus groups, and surveys to collect data from ECE providers, families, and