Grants for Early Learning & Childcare Programs
Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant (Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance, Available Statewide) | Apply Here
This opportunity from the Early Childhood Council Leadership Appliance is intended to help family child care homes start up, expand, or maintain consistent operations, increase capacity and reduce the number of family child care homes closing their doors due to financial restrictions. Must be a licensed family child care home to apply.
Apprenticeship Programs & Scholarships for Higher Education, Certifications, or Professional Development
Child Development Associate Statewide Scholarship Program (Red Rocks Community College, Available Statewide) | Apply Here
Receive coaching support and funding for CDA programs (up to $600) and the CDA Assessment fee ($425). For renewal candidates, program can pay for renewal assessment fee ($125). No prior work experience is required, however, you must have a high school diploma, GED, or be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school career and technical program in early childhood education to qualify for a scholarship.
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program (Red Rocks Community College) | Apply Here
This federally registered apprenticeship program allows early learning professionals to choose their own path to becoming early childhood teacher/director qualified while learning on the job skills with on-site support. Must be 16 years or older, and employed or willing to be employed full time in a licensed early childhood program. This program is a 2-year commitment.
Expanding Professional Possibilities in Early Childhood (Early Childhood Council of Larimer County) | Apply Here
In partnership with Front Range Community College, the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County's EPPEC mentorship program creates a cohort of students who will be employed part-time in child care programs under the guidance of an experienced mentor teacher.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Colorado Scholarship Program (ECCLA, Available Statewide) | Apply Here
Must be employed in an early childhood program and meet income guidelines.
Childcare Scholarships for Families
Women Give (United Way of Larimer County) | Apply Here
WomenGive provides support and financial assistance through childcare scholarships to single mothers pursuing postsecondary education.