Accessible and Affordable Child Care

Improving cost and access for child care

Longmont consistently has nearly 6,000 children under the age of 5. While early childhood learning opportunities for children age 3 and 4 are also a priority, child care for the youngest of children aged 0 to 3 represent a significant cost burden for young families. Improving the accessibility and affordability of child care leads to healthier communities, a stronger economy, and better education outcomes.


About This Initiative


  • Decreased cost of child care for children age 0 to 3
  • Improved likelihood women participate in the labor force


  • Success Metric: Steady employment-to-population ratio
  • Leading Indicator: Increase of supply of licensed child care providers
  • November 2018: Coalition established 
  • May-Sept 2019: Listening session with stakeholders
  • October 2019: Mission/Vision established
  • December 2019: Mayor's summit
  • 2020: Longmont City Council commits to pre- kindergarten opportunities 
  • January 2021: Develop a strategic plan
  • February 2021: Presentation of Mission/Vision to Longmont City Council
  • August 2021: Governor's breakfast
  • February 2022: Planning retreat

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