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Douglas County School District (DCSD) Early Childhood Education:
DCSD Early Childhood Education provides services and programs for the District’s youngest learners.

1) DCSD Preschool Registration:
More than 70 preschool classrooms across Douglas County, serving three to five-year old students of all skill levels.
Phone: 720-433-0025

2) Douglas County School District Child Find:
Child Find provides free developmental assessments for young children from birth through age five.
Phone: 720-433-0020

SafeCare Program: Free, voluntary parent support program for parents & caregivers with children ages five and under who need extra support to keep their families safe and healthy.

Bright by Three: Free tips, games and resources to give a child a bright beginning.

Bright by Text provides quality information and trusted resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to five. Available in English and Spanish; the messages are comprised of research-based content from Bright by Three and partners such as PBS, Vroom, and Sesame Street.

VROOM: Boost your child’s learning with fast and fun tips.

Families First provides family support services and parent education (English & Spanish)

 Douglas County Parenting Coalition: to identify unmet needs to parenting and to meet those needs through education.

Baby Sign Language: collection of free resources created to teach baby sign language (tutorials, flash cards and more).

Fussy Baby Network: offers a range of support services for all families at no cost.  Services are also available in Spanish.


Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP): Parents and caregivers may qualify to receive assistance to pay for child care if their income meets the eligibility requirements.

CCCAP Videos: Recently released videos for parents and caregivers to use the CHATS system.  Please see the full (video), short (video, and denial (video).

Colorado Preschool Program (CPP): The Colorado Preschool Program is a state-funded, district run preschool program.  CPP provides access to quality early childhood education for children who lack overall learning readiness and who have certain risk factors in their lives that are associated with later challenges in school.

AllHealth Network: FREE (no cost) behavioral health care services and resources for all children 11 years old and under without insurance.  Many services are also free or low cost for under insured children and their families.
Call 303-730-8858 or visit

Doctors Care: This clinic serves as a medical home for those aged “newborn – 30 years old” who are uninsured or on Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP ) or the Doctors Care sliding fee-scale program. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners and volunteer providers offer affordable, high quality, reliable health care at the clinic five days a week. 
Call (303) 730-1313
 for general information to make an appointment at the clinic (walk-ins are not accepted).

Delta Dental of Colorado Fund: offers help for low income and uninsured Coloradans to get the dental care they need.


  • First Step: This is a new program that provides a one-time $100 contribution from CollegeInvest available for any child born or adopted in the State of Colorado on or after January 1, 2020.
    More information here —
  • Matching Grant Program: Designed to help lower to middle-income families save money for higher education, this program can provide eligible account owners with matching funds – up to $1,000 each year for up to five awards – when they open and contribute to a CollegeInvest 529 College Savings Account. 
    More information here —

Douglas County WrapAround Program

Facilitated, 6-12 month process to create an individualized plan to help families solve difficult issues and be successful.
Phone: 303-663-6233