Child Care

Red Rocks Community College offers several resources to assist parents in finding appropriate child care.

Child Care Innovations

Red Rocks’ Child Care Innovations program seeks to help families access quality early childhood services.
This includes training and support to early childhood professionals and the operation of a free child care
referral service. Families can receive consumer education information, counseling on the selection of
child-care programs, and listings of licensed child care facilities located in their communities. Child Care Innovations is a contracted partner with Qualistar Early Learning, a statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies.

The Child Care Innovations office is located upstairs at the Red Rocks Lakewood campus, Room 2662.
Families can access services by walking in or calling the community referral line at: 1.877.338.CARE
For information about other services, call: 303.914.6527

Child Care Center

The Children’s Center at Red Rocks Community College is a model training center and
observation site for Early Childhood Education students. Our center, conveniently located at the
East Entrance of the Lakewood campus, provides full-day, quality care for children 18 months to
kindergarten entry. Our clients are Red Rocks staff, students, and members of the community.
We, in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education Department, model and implement five primary
areas of high quality care and education:

  • Positive social and emotional interactions between adults and children and children with each other
  • Primary care giving and continuity of care
  • Establish and maintain caring relationships between staff and families
  • An eclectic curriculum approach that is based in the Reggio Emilia Approach, High Scope and other child-centered, emergent philosophies
  • A focus on literacy, emerging math, and integrated science

For more information about The Children’s Center, visit our website at

School-Age Child Care

Red Rocks School-Age Child Care (RRCC SACC) strives to support working families by giving them quality
programs before and after school. RRCC SACC focuses on the whole child and creates a bridge between
the school day and after school by continuing their learning in an informal setting. The child care takes
place in local elementary schools. Emphasis is placed on providing experiences to develop curiosity,
creativity, and fitness. Time is spent guiding children to acquire problem-solving and communication
skills. This all occurs in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment.

RRCC SACC offers this service at the following Elementary Schools: Adams, Bear Creek,
Green Gables, Kendallvue, Kendrick Lakes, Hackberry Hill, Maple Grove, Mitchell, Semper, South Lakewood, Stevens, and Thomson. 

For more information about the School-Age Child Care program, visit

CCAMPIS Will Help You Pay for Childcare
The CCAMPIS Program is an amazing opportunity for Parents who are also pursuing degrees at Red Rocks Community College. This award supplements tuition for your child to attend The Children’s Center @ Red Rocks. For more information on this grant, visit