Child Care Programs – Colorado

Division of Early Care and Learning (CDHS ) is the lead agency on the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). This program offers child care assistance to single moms that are working, searching for employment or are in training, and families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency.

Single moms are given the chance of choosing their own child care provider, and that provider can be a relative, friend, licensed day care center, or licensed home day care.

Eligibility depends on income and family size, but all families whose income is 130 percent or less than the federal poverty guideline are served in all Colorado counties. Families that have an income above 85 percent of the state median income are not eligible. Program participants must pay a “parental fee” directly to the provider at the beginning of each month. The amount of the parental fee is determined by the economic situation of each family. After the parental fee is paid, the CCCAP pays the balance of the monthly child care cost.

Here is the Application for Child Care Services.

Completion of this application does not guarantee that single moms will receive child care assistance!

Find more information here

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