Child Care Resources

These resources were compiled Fall 2020.

Early Childhood Council of Larimer County (ECCLC)

ECCLC maintains a local child care referral website, called Larimer Child Care Connect, to help you find the care you need. With just a few clicks you can receive personalized search results of child care and preschool programs near you! You can find the program best fitted for you and your family and can filter results by financial aid options, quality ratings, and available spots. Referrals are not recommendations. It is your responsibility to screen child care providers and decide who will best meet your family’s needs.

When you visit Larimer Child Care Connect, you will:
– Enter your name and email address
– Receive an email with a personalized login link
– Enter information about your child(ren) in need of care and your desired location
– Get your personalized search results tailored to your needs

When you find a program that meets your needs, click on a program’s customized profile to show you available spots, hours of operation, program highlights, financial aid options, special COVID-19 precautions, and more! With hundreds of vacant child care spots updated weekly, you can search for programs close to home, school, work, or anywhere in between.


CSU K-12 Summer Programs

Summer programs for kindergarten through high school students include credit-bearing, academic, and sport programs. Teachers may explore sustainable teaching and the benefits of movement in the classroom. These programs are offered by many CSU departments and organizations hosting events virtually and on campus at Colorado State University. 

Programs generally update listings from late November through June. Summer 2023 dates for programs and registration are announced for many of the listings below. Please continue to check back for additional Summer 2023 updates.

When 2023 information is not yet available, Summer 2022 information is provided; most programs will be offered again in Summer 2023. New 2022 programs included the CSU Cyber Camp: Crypto for Fun and Security, First-Generation Business Summit, and GirlsGetMath@CSU — all free!


Early Childhood Center (ECC)

The ECC is located just 5 minutes from campus (at 223 South Shields, Fort Collins CO 80521) and offers affordable child care for Fort Collins community members and student parents at CSU. The ECC maintains Larimer Child Care Connect–a helpful website that helps parents find child care that fits the unique needs of your family. The ECC also offers CCAP, WomenGive, and CCAMPIS applications to help cover child care expenses.


Sunshine House

The Sunshine House is 6 minutes from campus at 2060 Perennial Lane. This resource offers affordable educational care for infants, toddlers, early preschool, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and school-age children. They accept CCAMPIS, WomenGive, and CCAP to help cover expenses as well as tuition credits and tuition discounts if you refer a friend their way.