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We are here to support families with children through services that connect them to child care, parenting information, and community resources. Our goals include empowering families to recognize and choose high-quality child care, as well as grow their knowledge in early childhood development and parenting practices.

Find Child Care

Your search for child care begins here! We can provide you with a customized list of licensed child care programs that meet your needs.

  • Click here to begin your online child care search.
  • Click here to learn about finding the right child care program for your family, types of regulated care and more.

Your Child’s Development

Each child is a unique person that comes with parenting joys and challenges. Click here to learn about your child’s development, special considerations for raising infants and school readiness.

Family Resources

  • Click here to learn about our Successful Connections program, the Strengthening Families program, community resources, public policy, advocacy and more.
  • In response to the current national health and economic crisis, and in collaboration with the Douglas County CARES Act, Positive Bright Start announces the COVID-19 Child Care Financial Aid Program for essential workers in Douglas County. The goal of the program is to provide tuition assistance for Essential Workers in Douglas County who need child care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Click here to learn more.

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