The Early Learning Center

The ELC is a child enrichment program designed to create the love of learning with a partnership between parents and teachers.

Through discovery, growth, nurturing and creativity the children develop their highest potential. 

Kids First

Kids First is an excellent resource for any questions parents may have regarding childcare in Pitkin County!  Tution assistance is also available through Kids First for families who meet certain financial thresholds. Please visit their website for more information.


Love and Logic 

This is a wonderful tool for new parents and veterans alike! It helps to teach useful skills and strategies that parents can put to use at home. //

FUN Friends

The Fun Friends program aims to help families work on preschool curriculum themes in the home environment to enrich learning happening in the classroom.


CO-Shines is a Colorado-based organization that oversees childcare facilities and rates them based on their adherence to sspecific rules and regulations. To learn more about these regulations pease visit their website:


Pyramid plus approach

The ASpen family connections

The Aspen Family Connections

The Aspen Family Connections is a great resource for families and finding resources for thriving in Pitkin county. Please contact Katherine Sand at (970) 205-7025 for more information.

Christ Episcopal Church

The church can help with a broad range of services like tutoring, direct food assistance, buying fresh produce, dental help, taxes, advocate for legal help, childcare assistance, and much more I’m sure.

Please contact Jan Blaich for more information at or by phone at (970) 925-7545.

Family Visitor Programs

Family Visitor Programs are sponsors of Colorado Bright Beginnings - an initiative that provides parents, soon-to-be parents, and caregivers with educational tools, books, and games to make the most of these crucially important developmental years free of charge.  For more information please visit their website at