Early Learning Program And Resources


Programs & Resources

Quality early learning options require a qualified, fairly compensated early childhood workforce. First Impressions works to ensure safe, nurturing, and engaging early learning environments are a choice for all of Routt County’s young children.

Opening a Child Care Program/Home

Interested in opening a child care program or becoming a family child care provider? Check out Routt County’s Roadmap for a clear path to providing an invaluable service for our youngest citizens.

Colorado Shines

Colorado Shines is a five level quality rating improvement system that monitors and supports early learning programs and providers’ commitment to continuous quality improvement. A Colorado Shines rating demonstrates your commitment to quality. Incentives are available for programs and providers participating in Colorado Shines.

Professional Development

Professional Development Information System (PDIS) offers free tools to advance your knowledge, skills, and career. Interested in enrolling in a college level Early Childhood Education class? Working towards an undergraduate degree in ECE? Contact First Impressions for more information.


135 6th St. | Po Box 772790
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477


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

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