Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

EVICS receives many questions regarding early childhood in the Estes Valley. Please feel free to drop in the office Monday through Thursday to speak with someone. It is recommended that you schedule an appointment as we are sometimes out of the office due to meetings.

*EVICS Bilingual Parent Educator is in the office Thursdays 8:30-11:30. 

Para Español, contactar a nuestro Educador Bilingüe Adriana Hochstetler a: ahochstetler@evics.org
 ó visitar la oficina de EVICS los Jueves de 8:30 a 11 am.


What preschools or childcare centers are in Estes Park?

Use our Childcare Directory to see all licensed preschools and childcare providers in Estes Park.  EVICS does not regulate, screen, or refer childcare services in Estes Park, but does provide the Childcare Directory as a resource list for families. We do not monitor or maintain any list for non-licensed chlidcare providers.

If your children are ages 0-5 years and currently attend a school or care facility, be sure to look for the Colorado Shines rating. We encourage families to visit and compare programs to determine the best fit for your child and family.

Childcare is regulated by the Office of Early Childhood. Statewide childcare referals are provided by the Division of Early Care and Learning at 1-800-799-5876 or visit their website. To check provider records for complaints or licensing violations, check the Colorado Office of Early Childhood.


I need financial assistance. How do I find out about the EVICS Scholarship Program?

Head to our Scholarship page to find out if your family is eligible. You can fill out the application here.

We do ask that you provide two pay stubs and other documentation to show your financial status.

Feel free to stop in the EVICS office for assistance in filling out the application.


What resources are available to Estes Park parents?

Parenting workshops are held throughout the year- sign up for our newsletter for more information!

Attend our monthly Family Nights September through May on the second Thursday of each month.

Weekly Playgroups are offered weekly in partnership with the Estes Valley Community Center year round, 10-11 am on Wednesday mornings.

More programming information can be found here.


How is licensed childcare regulated in the State of Colorado? How do I review childcare providers in Estes Park?

Childcare is regulated by the Office of Early Childhood. Statewide childcare referrals are provided by the Division of Early Care and Learning at 1-800-799-5876 or visit their website. To check provider records for complaints or licensing violations, check the Colorado Office of Early Childhood.


I have concerns about my child's development. How can EVICS help?

EVICS provides many resources to connect families seeking professional assistance with local agencies and professionals and provide private development consultaitons regarding concerns for their child's development. Please contact us and we will connect you!

The Estes Park School District offers monthly Child Find Developmental Screenings for families with children 0-5 in the Estes Valley for free. Screenings are made by appointment only from 8:30-11:30 am at the Estes Park Elementary School.  Contact Teresa McCaslin, the Child Find Coordinator, at 970-586-7406 ext. 3608 or email teresa_mccaslin@estesschools.org