Welcome To

First Impressions


First Impressions

Routt County’s
Early Childhood Council

First Impressions serves as the hub for all early childhood resources. In strengthening and streamlining all early childhood services, families with young children are connected to the resources they need to ensure all children are valued, healthy, and thriving.


First Impressions of Routt County works to ensure that young children will be provided adequate resources and quality programs to promote healthy development and school readiness.


The First Impressions Council strengthens the community’s collaborative web of resources where children and families experience dignity and a sense of belonging.


Routt County’s Early Childhood Council and the program, First Impressions of Routt County, was formed in March 1997 after extensive community forums and needs assessments.

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What is Systems Building?

How We Do What We Do

First Impressions is a systems building organization, bringing together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless early education and care system for young children and their families in Routt County.

Connecting The Dots

Learn more about why early childhood is a critical time to invest in young children. Gain access to the resources available to our early childhood Providers, Leaders, Teachers and Parents and Families.

Why Early Childhood Matters

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Providers & Teachers

First Impressions is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Parents & Families

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.


135 6th St.
Steamboat Springs, CO


M-F: 9am - 5pm
Weekends: Closed

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