Healthy Child Care Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$4,351 raised by 25 donors

44% complete

$10,000 Goal

Healthy Child Care Colorado is the most trusted source in Colorado for health and safety in child care and we serve as the hub for early childhood professionals. We rely on your support to sustain this work and expand our technical assistance and grant offerings.


"HCCC has been both an anchor and a life raft and I’ve loved working with you in my role as a rural Child Care Health Consultant. I don’t know how you do all the work you do on so many levels and with so many facets, and always with a smile and friendly, open manner - you are simply amazing! All the best to the wonderful team at HCCC!" (CCHC & Local Public Health Department Staff) 

"Healthy Child Care Colorado gave us the confidence and tools to reopen after COVID shut us down. You were the "go-to" for all information, COVID related along with typical topics, because nothing stopped because of COVID. The Toolkit helped us prepare to reopen and gather all the necessities we would need to confidently (as much as possible) move forward. With little guidance elsewhere, you took the lead and I am grateful." (Child Care Center)

"We are humble and delighted to be the recipient of the Keep the Lights On Grant.  In this time that we are living, we feel the pressure of families and children that we serve.  Thank you for making it possible for us to continue provide quality and safe care to children and families in our community. Thank you for allowing us to continue to make a difference in the unpredictable time in our world." (Child Care Center)

"I wanted to say thank you to HCCC for helping guide centers and providers through this pandemic. HCCC has been an integral part of our center reopening and staying open along with educating the community. I have received continuous information from the Huddles that has helped our program and I share this information with other programs in the community. So, thank you for everything that you are doing! We are so fortunate to have so many organizations leading the charge in Colorado." (Child Care Center in Routt County)


Our mission is to build safe, supportive, and healthy early childhood settings and systems where children and professionals learn and grow.

We promote and support best practices by providing grants, professional development experiences, technical assistance, and advocacy. We focus on four priority areas: obesity prevention, social and emotional well-being, oral health, and injury prevention.

Background Statement

Healthy Child Care Colorado arose out of the Healthy Child Care America initiative that began in the 1990s with support from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration; the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families; the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the American Public Health Association. These partners recognized the potential to positively impact the health and safety of children in early childhood settings throughout the country.

Colorado stakeholders recognized the importance of collaboration, so the Colorado Children's Hospital, the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Qualistar worked together to build Healthy Child Care Colorado. The founding organizations serve on the Healthy Child Care Colorado Steering Committee along with new partners.

Organization Data


Organization name

Healthy Child Care Colorado

Year Established


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2246 Irving Street
Denver, CO 80211


2246 Irving Street
Denver, CO 80211

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US







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