Our Mountain Families

Our families need options. Our children need opportunities.

Working families are the foundation of our community yet working and living in Eagle County is a challenge for many. Parents are unable to work if they cannot find safe, quality and affordable care for their children. Having more options for safe, quality childcare and early childhood education programs in our communities will help families continue to work and raise their children in Eagle County.

Early childhood education leads to a healthy and productive future – not just for children, but for families and local businesses too. Unfortunately, our community doesn’t have the early childhood program options we need to succeed. For example, there are only 44 licensed child care options in Eagle County. That’s not nearly enough to serve the estimated 4,300 children under five and their families living in Eagle County.  

Eighty nine percent of voters think making early education affordable for working families is important according to a 2017 poll by the First Five Years Fund. Investing in childcare and early childhood education programs will help parents and children thrive in Eagle County.

What can we do?

CLICK: Start right here. Click around our site to learn more about early childhood education and why it’s important for Eagle County’s working families, children and local businesses. 

SHARE: We want to hear from you! Share your family’s stories, ideas and concerns with us. Visit the Share Your Story page to tell us how the high cost and limited access to early childhood education programs has affected you.

FOLLOW: Join in the conversation by following @OurMtnFamilies on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

TALK: Speak with your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and local business owners about the need for, and benefits of, more early childhood education programs in Eagle County. Visit the Our Community page for a toolkit of resources!

Let’s work together to support our working families.

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