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CAFCC Officer and Committee Contact Information

Executive Board



Tricia Kelly-Lynch

10131 W. Asbury Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80227



1st Vice-President


Irene Gilman

919 Glenview Drive

Berthoud, CO 80513




Note - The office of CAFCC Secretary has not been filled. Until such time as it can be filled, the Executive Board will be responsible for fullfilling the duties of this office.



Charlotte Duerr
1004 Juliana Drive
Loveland, CO 80537


Education Foundation

Chair:  Charlotte Duerr, Larimer/Loveland,, 970-663-0836

Webmaster: Pam Ball,, 1-866-726-8015

Newsletter: Charlotte Duerr, Larimer/Loveland,, 970-663-0836

Standing Committes

Legislative:  CAFCC Executive Board

National: Tricia Kelly-Lynch, Jefferson County,, 303-914-8687

Provider Rights/Zoning: Charlotte Duerr, Larimer/Loveland,, 970-663-0836

By-Laws: Charlotte Duerr, Larimer/Loveland,, 970-663-0836

Grievance: CAFCC Executive Board

Sunshine: Toni Wallace, Larimer/Loveland,, 970-669-8803

Nominations and Election: Irene Gilman, Larimer/Loveland,, 970-532-5091

Historian: CAFCC Executive Board

Ways & Means: Irene Gilman, Larimer/Loveland,, 970-532-5091

Public Relations: Gwen Fowler, Pikes Peak Region,, 719-475-0030

CAFCC represents the family child care profession in the following Early Childhood arenas:

Early Childhood Summit Is a coalition of statewide leaders in early childhood care and education. These organizations have a direct, on-going relationship with over 60,000 Coloradoans representing all 64 counties. The Summit represents public and private child care teachers, center owners, administrators, special educators, child care home providers, educational institutions, Head Start programs, Resource and Referral Agencies, children and parents, as well as others who care about Colorado’s children and families. The Summit has been a resource to the General Assembly and the Department of Human Services on issues of Early Education and Child Care for nearly the last two decades.

The Children’s Legislative Cooperative (CLC) – For the 2012-2013 legislative year, the Children’s Legislative Cooperative is composed of representatives from the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) and the Colorado Association of Family Child Care (CAFCC). CAFCC and CAEYC have joined forces for the purpose of monitoring and positively impacting legislation, which will arise during the 2012-2013 legislative session. Lobbyist Cathy Wanstrath will represents CAFCC and CAEYC for 2012-2013 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly.

The Licensing Advisory Committee – This committee is appointed by the Governor to address questions and give suggestions regarding child care licensing in the State of Colorado. CAFCC President Tricia Kelly-Lynch, a licensed Colorado family child care provider, was appointed to this three year position in 2011 and represents Colorado licensed family child providers.

The Colorado Association of Family Child Care also receives information from National Association for Family Child Care, Qualistar, Smart Start Colorado, Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and many other professional organizations who also have a vested interest in early childhood, children, and parents in our state.