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 - www.MilitaryChildCare.com
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 www.MilitaryChildCare.com 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
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 CAF Community Babysitter list, please contact your MFS Coordinator. See the websites below for more resources in the area.
Peterson AFB Sitters
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
Child Care Assistance FAQ
Parenting & Child Care Resources