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Brother and Sister

Connecting parents and families to early childhood services.

Need help paying for Childcare?

Routt County is fortunate to have funding sources available to help families offset the cost for care.

Nursery School

FI Tuition Assistance

First Impressions offers assistance to help offset the cost of tuition. Eligible children must be enrolled or eligible for enrollment in a participating, licensed, childcare center, family childcare home or preschool program in Routt County. Apply Here!

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Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)

Are you working/in school/looking for a job and earning up to 265% FPL? You may contact Fran Snider at the Routt County DHS to determine your eligibility.
Email: (970) 870-5280.

Kids in Preschool

Universal Preschool UPK

This program provides a tuition credit, reducing your cost of childcare. UPK allows families to choose the right setting for their child. Families of children in the year before they are eligible for kindergarten, and qualifying 3-year-olds, can apply for UPK.

Looking for Child Care or Want to Learn More About Routt County's Child Care Programs?

Follow this link for phone numbers, ages and more information about Routt County Licensed Early Childhood Programs

Click here to learn more!

Family Child Care Program

Follow this link for phone numbers, ages and more information about Family Child Care Programs

Click here to learn more!

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Fatherhood Program

The Fatherhood Program of Routt County (FPRC) provides education, support and builds community for area dads to meet these changing demands so they and their families, can thrive.


Please contact Andrew Boness if you would like to take advantage of this free program.

Phone: 970-870-5289 - ext. 289


Interested in Opening a Child Care Home program?

Interested in opening a child care program or becoming a family child care provider? Click here to learn more or contact Pamela Nebel:


Wondering about the different types of child care and quality rated programs?
Click Here to Learn more!

Babysitters and Nannies in Routt County

We created a resource list for families and community members to find babysitter/nannies in the area. The people on this list are participating voluntarily, First Impressions is not responsable for payment, schedules or anything related to the services. This is just a resource for the community to find information about babysitters and nannies in the area in one single place. 

If you are a babysitter or a nanny and would like to be feature on our website, please fill out this form.


If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Nebel at

Find Babysitters/Nannies in your area!
Click Here


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Looking for a job in Early Childhood Education? Check out the open positions in Routt County


Check out the events calendar!

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