On Campus

CCAMPIS – Child Care Access Means Parents in School – is a program that offers financial assistance to income-eligible CSU student-parents for on-campus child care services.

Address: 223 S. Shields St.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 491-7082

website: https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/ccampis/


CSU Early Childhood Center enrolls children ages 6 weeks to 6 years (pre-kindergarten). The ECC is open to the CSU and larger Fort Collins communities. This is a fee tuition center. They have some funds available for scholarship.

Address: 223 S. Shields St.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 491-7082

Website:  http://ecc.colostate.edu/


Sunshine House at CSU  is a child care center located close to CSU campus, this is a fee tuition center. They have funds available for scholarships.

Address: 2060 Perennial Lane

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: (970) 491-2862

Website:  https://sunshinehouse.com/center/sunshine-house-csu/

In the Community

Early Childhood Council helps parents and caregivers access information and support they need to help their children thrive, including child care referrals and parenting resources.

Address: 1730 S. College Ave., Suite #200

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone: (970) 377-3388

Website:  http://www.ecclc.org/families/child-care-referrals


Early Childhood – Poudre School District offers quality preschool, with both no cost and tuition-based educational programs. For children ages 3 to 5.

Address: 220 N. Grant Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 490-3204

Website: https://www.psdschools.org/department/early-childhood


Early Childhood – Thompson Valley provides quality preschool experiences and specialized services to three- and four-year-olds.

Address: 800 S. Taft Ave.

Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 613-5000

Website:  http://thompson.k12.co.us/Domain/1278


Early Headstart – PSD This program is for expectant parents and families with children under the age of 3. Early Head Start offers: home visits, community resources, parent-child play groups, childcare referrals and information on child care options, events for parents, and classes, workshops, and educational support.

Address: 220 N. Grant Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 490-3160

Website: www.psdk12.co.us/department/early-childhood


Larimer Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)  provides quality child care assistance to eligible families to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency.

Address: 1501 Blue Spruce Dr.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 498-6300

Address:  205 E. 6th St.

Loveland, CO 80521

Website: http://www.larimer.org/dhs/assistance/ccap.htm


Larimer County Department of Human Services administers federal- and state-funded social services programs including: food stamps, child care assistance programs, and more.

Address: 1501 Blue Spruce Dr.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 498-6300

Website: www.co.larimer.co.us/humanservices


Project Self-Sufficiency provides education and career support to single parents: business clothing, career exploration, and child care services.

Address: 2001 S. Shields St., D-203

Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: (970) 407-0305

Website:  http://www.ps-s.org/Pages/EducationCareerSupport.php


Teaching Tree Day Care Center provides pre-school and school-age childcare. Sliding fee scale available and meals are provided.

Address: 424 Pine St., #100.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 493-2628

Website: www.teaching-tree.org


Realities for Children provides funds on a case-by-case basis for abused and neglected children. They serve kids in Larimer and Weld county.

Website: www.realitiesforchildren.com


Respite Care provides short-term, quality care for children with developmental disabilities to enhance the quality of life for the entire family.

Address: 6203 S. Lemay Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone: (970) 207-9435

Website: www.respitecareinc.org

Before and After School Programs

B.A.S.E. Camp (Before and After School Enrichment Program) is a childcare program for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Locations are in several PSD schools.

Address: 1241 Riverside Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 266-1734

Website:  www.mybasecampkids.org


Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County offers educational and recreational after-school programs for Larimer County kids and youth; meals provided.

Address: 1608 Lancer Dr.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 484-5198

Address: 2500 E 1st St.

Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 663-5450

Address: 3815 W. Harrison Ave.

Wellington, CO 80549

Phone: (970) 556-8868

Website: www.bgclarimer.org


H2 Homework Helpers is an after-school educational enrichment program for students K-12 who would benefit from small group or private tutoring.

Address: 220 N. Grant Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: (970) 449-5191

Website:  http://thematthewshouse.org/directory/