A Guide To Child Care In Colorado Springs

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Congratulations! You have a child or children.

Some of you will make raising them your full-time job. Others will keep working outside the home. And that comes with its own set of decisions. Child care centers. In home daycare. Nannies. Pick up times. Drop off times. Infant rates. Toddler rates.

One of our writers has three children with another on the way. Rachel has been navigating these child care questions for years. And now, she is graciously sharing her wisdom to save the rest of us precious time and energy.

She outlines the pros and cons of different options and provides links to countless bits of important information. So, take a little time to wander around the guide. May it help you in your journey to find the right daycare for your family.

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Rachel is a native Coloradoan, though originally from the Western Slope. She followed her husband Chris to his hometown of Colorado Springs after having met in engineering school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Together they have four beautiful children, Tommy (2011), Tazzy (2014), Zach (2015) and Zinny (2018). Having a young and active family keeps Rachel on her toes trying to find ways to keep the ship sailing while still meeting all the demands of motherhood. Though Rachel loves her most important role as Mommy most, she also works full time outside the home as a Water Resources Engineer for the Colorado Division of Water Resources. This role helps keep her life centered, bouncing from detailed and complex discussions relating to Colorado Water Law with her husband ( a mechanical engineer) to daycare and preschool drop off and pick up schedules, while being constantly interrupted by the equally complex musings of her 4 year.