Parents encouraged to submit videos about their struggle to find care in Colorado
Childcare—when you can’t do it yourself, parents like us need a trusted resource they can turn to not only to care for our children, but to nurture their intelligence, too. If you’re lucky enough to find quality childcare, good luck affording it!
Thank you to MyVillage for sponsoring this post.
A majority of Colorado families struggle to find a quality, affordable early education for children ages 0-5. That’s why MyVillage, a mom-founded Colorado company is committed to reshaping early education and has opened about 40 quality programs around the state. Just in time for back-to-school, the company is offering local families the chance to win a year of free childcare, valued at more than $13,000.
How to Enter
All you have to do is make a one-minute video sharing your personal story about struggling to find childcare in Colorado, and upload it through the MyVillage site by August 26. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Not in Colorado? No problem. You can nominate a friend or family member and even submit a video on their behalf. The only requirement is that eligible families live in Colorado and have at least one child in the home by Sept. 1, 2019.
“At MyVillage, we have your back, whether you are hard-working parents struggling to find care, or an early childhood educator in our community,” said Beth Szymanski, MyVillage co-founder and CFO who lives on the Front Range. “During this stressful back-to-school season, gifting a year of high-quality early childhood education to one Colorado family was a great way to spotlight the need to increase the number of quality providers in our state.”
MyVillage currently offers exceptional home-based programs for young children in Aurora, Brighton, Colorado Springs, Denver Metro, Eagle County, and Glenwood Springs. More locations are opening each week, and the contest winner can use the tuition waiver anytime over the next 12 months.
Childcare costs more than college tuition in a majority of states, including Colorado, where infant care alone is 60% more than college tuition. Fewer than 10% of childcare placements are considered high quality and actually fail to meet basic licensing standards. Thanks to MyVillage, parents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing their little ones are receiving quality, home-based care.
So get your cameras out and nominate yourselves or a deserving friend. It will take a village to improve childcare options in Colorado, and MyVillage is leading the way!