Child Care

Child Care

There are many child care options available to you and your family. While there is no one best childcare option, there may be a type that suits you and your child(ren) better. Take some time to think about the needs of your child, your personal preferences, and the options that are convenient to your family. 

Base Child Care Services

Are you looking for some childcare services on a military installation? All the military installations in Colorado use the same website to register -

Peterson AFB Child Development Center
Peterson AFB Family Child Care Program
USAFA Child Development Center
Buckley AFB Child Development Center

Note: Most Child Development Center's offer daily, hourly slots for child care and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at and call the specific location to reserve your spot. 

Community Child Care Services

There are many programs available throughout Colorado Springs. The websites listed below are great starting points for exploring what is available in your area.

Colorado Child Care
Colorado Shines
Care Lulu - Colorado Springs

Babysitters & Caregivers

MFS has a list of local CAF Community spouses’ and dependents that are willing to provide casual childcare. For access or to be added to the Canadian Babysitter List, please contact MFS Colorado. See the websites below for more resources in the area. 

Colorado Nanny
Peterson AFB Sitters​
Sitter City

Before & After School Programs 

Most elementary schools have partnerships that enable the use of providers on site. Other programs may require independent transportation. The following information includes a few links that will help obtain more information about these programs.

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region
Peterson AFB - R.P. Lee Youth Center
USAFA Falcon Trail Youth Center
Base 49 Program (District 49)
Champions Before & After School (District 20)

Youth Programs & Activities

Colorado Springs Kids
Colorado Springs - Macaroni Kid