Community Impact Center
A COLLABORATIVE SPACE FOR NONPROFITS
Over the past few years, a shortage of affordable childcare has become a growing issue impacting Northern Colorado. Availability of infant care in Fort Collins is estimated at 25% of demand and preschool age care is estimated at 60% of demand. Those numbers increase rapidly when you add in the factor of affordability. As availability of quality childcare has decreased and costs have increased, municipalities, counties, nonprofits and businesses have turned their focus on the necessity of finding solutions to address this concern.
In today’s world, positive change cannot be executed in silos. Recognizing this staggering childcare shortfall and the potential compounding effects, officemates United Way of Larimer County and Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center put their heads together to explore ways in which they could serve more families in Larimer County. The result was a collaboration with Brinkman that aims to capitalize on economies of scale to increase the capacity of Teaching Tree, United Way and other vital community resources.