COVID-19 Resources for Providers

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources and Updates for Providers

To continue providing services and supports to the early learning community as your Early Childhood Council and local Child Care Resource & Referral agency, please see the option below:

  • For important COVID-19 guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE),news about grants to support child care, and all other updates, visit our News page.
  • Please look for important emails from Alliance for Kids. For the latest email about new ECE Huddles being formed, click HERE. To receive our emails, contact AMcKibben@jointinitiatives.org.
  • Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for information and updates.
  • If you are registered for upcoming AFK training, you will be contacted with information about cancelations and rescheduling. For more, visit our Professional Development page.
  • If you need information or resources to share with families around the topics of emotional well-being, nutrition, health, or learning at home, please direct them to FamilySPEAK.org.
  • For additional support, continue to consult with your licensing specialist and local public health agency. Also, please continue to update your status in the Provider Portal.

Resources in English and Spanish:

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Providers

As a child care provider, you play an important role in keeping families,  children and communities safe. Use this Resource Guide to update your program’s practices in response to COVID-19. For a Town Hall Q/A with Mary Anne Snyder from the Office of Early Childhood discussing the Resource Guide, click the button below. 

Register Your Program Operating Status


Register your program status in Colorado Shines and receive access to a letter allowing you to ask for increased amounts of rationed supplies at grocery stores.

It is very important to communicate about your current operating status. This includes whether you are open or temporarily closed, as well as other information about open operating capacity such as classroom and available staff. Please register your current status on the Colorado Shines website below and continue to update your status through this same link. This data allows Alliance for Kids to best support you as providers with supplies and support, to help families navigate their child care needs, and to work on grant funds to aid in the recovery of COVID-19 for the early childhood sector.

News | Business

This section includes all general updates for providers as well as business-related news. For more business resources. click HERE.