Early Childhood Options

Our Vision: A community that supports the learning and development of all young children.

Our Mission: To promote a collaborative system that improves the quality, affordability of early childhood programs in Summit County.



Family Fun Literacy Fair!

Join us for this Fall’s Family Fun Literacy Fair on Saturday November 7th at the Silverthorne Library! This free event, for families with children ages 0-6 years, is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Bring the whole family for fun literacy activities and for bilingual story time! Every child will also receive a free board book! For more details, click the link below to view the flyer. Any questions, give Lacey a call anytime! 970 406 3070

Family Fun Literacy Fair


What an honor!

We are proud to share that the Rural Resort Region Northeast Early Childhood Council is the recipient of the 2015 John R. Morgan Jr. Grantee Leadership Award. Countless Thank Yous to each and every community partner who helped to achieve this success. It truly takes a village!



Ready Freddy–helping Summit County kids get ready for Kindergarten!!
Listo Francisco- ayudando a los niños de Summit a estar listos para el Kínder!!

November 2015 


    1. Before you invite friends over for a play-date, help your child learn how to play with others by playing with him.  Follow his lead—have fun!

    Antes de que invite a amigos para que vengan a jugar, ayude a su hijo a saber comom portarse con amigos practicando con usted. ¡Siga su guía y diviértase!


    1. Visit the library and find out when your local story times take place. Help your child learn to love books.  Create a library at home and establish a regular story time in your home.

    Visite la biblioteca y pregunte en que día y horario es la hora del cuento. Ayude a su hijo a que le gusten los libros. Usted puede crear una biblioteca en casa y establecer un horario regular para leer cuentos en casa.



Early Childhood Options’ Services & Programs

Child Care Resource and Referral– Child Care Resource and Referral meets a need that no one else does- providing the bridge between parents, providers, community leaders, and policymakers. By offering a unique blend of direct services and planning expertise, CCR&Rs help families and communities with children ages 0-8 to ensure that their children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.

Right Start Project-In 2005 Summit County voters passed a local tax initiative to help support early care and learning. This program offers, Early Childhood Continuing Education Scholarships, Salary Supplement for Professionals, Quality Improvement Grants for Preschool Centers and Home Providers, and Other Collaborations with Local Agencies, see information page for more information about these partnerships.

Early Learning Ventures Alliance-Early Learning Ventures Alliance at Early Childhood Options will provide services and assistance in critical business functions such as Fiscal Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Administration, Operations & Development, Quality Improvement & Professional Development, and Referral to Supportive Services

Head Start 0-5- The Summit County Head Start 0-5 program is a comprehensive continuum of support and education to families and children zero to five years in age.  Our Early Head Start & Head Start program is a partnership between Summit County Government (grantee), Summit School District, Early Childhood Options and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center.

Early Childhood Council-The Rural Resort Region Northeast Division Early Childhood Council (RRR-NE) is a formal and voluntary partnership between Summit and Grand Counties. The Council promotes a child-centered school readiness system that fosters early learning, facilitates healthy child development and promotes family success in Grand and Summit Counties.