For Families

Are you currently looking for childcare? The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County(ECCBC) is the local Childcare Resource and Referral (CCR&R) office. We are referring families who need care to programs who have slots. Please fill out the following form as appropriate for the location where you need care. Filling out this form does not guarantee placement. By submitting this form, you are requesting a list of providers who may be able to care for your children. You will be expected to reach out to the providers on this list and complete the enrollment process with them. After completion of this form, someone from ECCBC will strive to be in touch within 48 business hours.

Boulder and Mountain Area Family Intake Form (zip codes 80301-9, 80310, 80314, 80403, 80455, 80466, 80471, 80481, 80510)
Lafayette-Louisville Area Family Intake Form (zip codes 80025, 80026, 80027, 80516)
Longmont Area Family Intake Form (zip codes 80501, 80503, 80504, 80513, 80533, 80540, 80542, 80544)

Spanish Intake Form

For information on the programs you may be referred to, please visit Colorado Shines and enter the program name and city to review their profile.

For information on choosing safe care for your children, please see the following resources from Child Care Aware of America of which ECCBC is a member:


Questions about schools closing due to COVID-19? Check out our news page for rationale and guidance to schools from the health department. For the most up to date information for families from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, please click here or email Jessica Bernett Knight at jknight@eccbouldercounty.org.

Questions about your employment situation and benefits as related to COVID-19? For the most up to date information from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, please click here.

Questions about other family supports during this time of uncertainty? See how each of these partnering agencies is currently addressing needs in communities across the county:

  • Boulder – EFAA supports can be found here in English and here in Spanish.
  • East County – Sister Carmen supports can be found here.
  • Longmont – OUR Center supports can be found here.
  • Mental Health – COVID-19 Tips for Parents, Kid Connects MHP can be found here.

Wondering how to talk with and support your children or the children in your life about COVID-19? Here is a wonderful resource for parents and caregivers from Becky Bailey and Conscious Discipline.


Just think…if all parents had the information and support they need to help children grow to their full potential.

Do you ever wonder what your child will be like in the future? We now know that the experiences and opportunities that children have in their earliest years shape the ways they will grow and thrive as they move through school-age and into adulthood. Four aspects of early childhood are especially important to growth and development: health, mental health, early care and education, and parent support.