Resource Overview:

Child care providers in Colorado can access a free resource toolkit including topics on hiring employees, tackling licensing challenges, funding support for child care providers and much more.

Child care providers can get personalized help through a mentorship program. Energize Colorado experts are ready to help you tackle the challenges of being either a home-based or center-based child care provider.

Apply for the Child Care Innovation Intensive:

  • 3 month intensive to support expansion or new and innovative child care programs
  • Individualized 1:1 mentoring and focused content
  • $2000 stipend for each participating organization
  • Designed to accelerate the creation and rollout of new programs with measurable results

The Colorado Child Care Innovation Intensive provides a unique opportunity for you to explore, develop, and test new ideas for how to radically shift the way your childcare program operates.

Your organization will join a small group of not more than 10 providers who will come together with expert mentors, skillful facilitators, and the backing and resources of CDHS-OEC, Gary Community Investments, Mile High United Way, and more, to impact not only your program but improve the state of child care across Colorado.

You’ll virtually meet weekly with experts and 1:1 mentors for 12 weeks between September and December 2021. We’ll work directly with you to iterate, ideate, test, and launch new and innovative programming to immediately impact your ability to provide even more profitable, sustainable, and high-quality care to the children in your community.

Each participating organization will receive a $2000 cash stipend to offset staff coverage and other needs while attending the Innovation Intensive.

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