Kids First has worked to support families with young children and childcare providers since 1992. We are proud that the families who live or work in Aspen have more choices and more resources than would be available without the sales tax that funds Kids First and most of our services.
High quality childcare that benefits working families and provides a solid learning foundation for young children is critical to our entire community. Employers as well as employees depend on childcare; schools depend on the early learning that sets the stage for success. Childcare is also an important economic factor both in direct contributions to the local economy and indirect spending that happens because families and the childcare workforce live and play locally. For young families childcare is one corner of the foundation that supports a quality of life, providing support in much the same way as affordable housing, good jobs, and transportation.
Kids First is located in the Yellow Brick Building on Garmisch Street in Aspen. Each of our service programs was developed to meet a specific goal such as childcare quality, affordability, or capacity. Please look at some of the pages listed on the left side of this page to find out more about the services we provide.
There are also links to other websites that offer resources for a wide variety of needs in out community. Please contact us if you have questions after you have looked at the information on our website.