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  • Children First
  • Children First

    We apologize if you have called recently and were unable to reach us; our main line is currently unavailable. Please use the following numbers below to reach Children First Staff. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

    Angie Shehorn Director of Children First 719-549-3272
    Teresa Mathews General Information 719-562-7048
    Tina Sauer Child Care Referrals (list of licensed child care providers) 719-549-3407
    Molly Milusnic Community Advisor 719-549-3141
    Brenda Rodriguez Community Advisor 719-549-3412
    Kathy Serena Community Advisor 719-549-3408

    Children First is the child care resource and referral agency for southeastern Colorado covering Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers and Pueblo Counties.

    Our Mission Statement:

    It is the mission of Children First as the leader in early childhood information in Southern Colorado to:

    • Establish partnerships
    • Expand collaborative services
    • Enrich communities
    • Ensure opportunities for early childhood professionals
    • Enhance the availability of quality care for young children
    • Educate parents and students about the importance of quality child care


    Our Vision:

    Children First is a leader, with state and national collaboration, in bringing about accessible, affordable, quality early learning opportunities.