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The Denver Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps eligible families afford child care for children up to age 13, and for youth with special needs through age 18.

Types of care available include full-time care, part-time care, and summer-time care. To qualify, parents or caretakers must fall within the income guidelines and be:

  • Employed or self-employed and earning at least minimum wage for the hours worked, or;
  • Attending high school, college for the first bachelor’s degree or a vocational program, or earning a GED or ESL, or;
  • Currently searching for a job, or;
  • Participating in Colorado Works and qualify for child care as part of their Individual Plan

Attention Current CCAP Participants - Email Addresses Will Soon Be Required!

Due to upcoming changes in the way that CCAP tracks attendance, you will soon need to have an email address in order to use CCAP. If you have not already provided your email address or need to update the information on file, please contact your CCAP team as soon as possible at 720-944-5437 or You MUST provide an emails address or you may lose your CCAP benefits.

ATS Information for Providers and Parents/Guardians

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Attendance Tracking System (ATS) will go live on Monday, April 23, 2018. 

Steps to Take Now: (en español)

1. Use Your CCCAP Card through April 22

The Point of Service (POS) device will be used by child care providers through April 22. Continue to use your CCCAP card until this date. You will use the ATS beginning April 23.

2. Check Your Email In-box

If you are a new CCCAP client, you will receive a welcome email from the Attendance Tracking System when authorized care is set up by our county. The email includes instructions to set up your personal identification number (PIN).

  • If you currently receive CCAP, you will receive an email from the Attendance Tracking System a few days before the Attendance Tracking System goes live (approximately April 19). The email will include instructions to set up your personal identification number (PIN).
  • If you are on a wait-list in your county of residence, you will not receive an email from the Attendance Tracking System until your county sets up authorized care.

3. Set Up Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)

The email link to set up your PIN will expire after 24 hours, so please set up your PIN as soon as you receive the welcome email from the Attendance Tracking System (ATS). Your PIN is required to use the ATS. If you do not set up your PIN within 24-hours of receiving the email, a reminder will be sent to you with a new link. You can also reset your PIN at your child care facility beginning on April 23. Please DO NOT share your PIN with anyone, including your child care provider.

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions, please call us at 720-944-5437 or email us at You can also contact the ATS Help Desk for Attendance Tracking System Support at 1-844-447-4441 (option 3) or

You can also view videos, guides, and updates online here

The Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood Division of Early Care and Learning has provided the following documents and requirements for CCCAP providers:

View all forms, documents, and training modules online here.

What's needed to apply for CCAP? 

  • Verification of Denver address
    • If you do not live in Denver, you must apply in the county you reside
  • Parent's/caretaker's photo ID.
  • A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate or other documents proving lawful presence in the U.S.
  • Proof of household income including, but not limited to:
    • Pay stubs
    • Child support
    • Unemployment documentation

And you must meet the Denver CCAP income requirements: 

Family Size Maximum Monthly
Income Before Taxes
(Gross Income)
 2 $3,045  
 3 $3,828.75  
 4 $4,612.50   
 5 $5,396.25  
 6 $6,180  
 7 $6,963.75  
 8 $7,747.50  
 9 $8,531.25  

*Income guidelines are accurate as of January 2018 and subject to change at any time. A household's monthly income may never exceed 85 percent of the State Median Income. The Colorado Office of Early Childhood through the Colorado Department of Human Services keeps the master income guidelines here.

Please note: eligible families may have to pay some of their child care costs to participate in the program. 

Download the CCAP eligibility flyer (available in English and Spanish) here.


The CCAP application and other forms can be easily downloaded by clicking the links below:

  • English CCAP Application Packet - includes parent checklist, authorization to release form, the card request form, non-school days form, verification of county residency and verification of employment and the job search agreement form. 

Once you've completed the CCAP Application Packet, you can drop it off at one of the onsite CCAP drop boxes at the following locations:

  • Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Center
    1200 Federal Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80204

  • Denver Human Services East Office
    3815 Steele St.
    Denver, CO 80205

  • Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building (DHS Montbello office)
    4685 Peoria St.
    Denver, CO 80239

If you need application assistance or have a question about eligibility, visit the Richard T. Castro Center (1200 Federal Blvd.) Monday-Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to meet one-on-one with an Eligibility Technician.

Note: If you live in another county, you must apply in the county where you reside.

Individual Forms Available for Download: 

Tips for Finding a Licensed Denver Child Care Assistance Program Provider

Additional Child Care Resources

Helpful Tips



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We welcome parent and child care provider inquiries by email 24/7, Walk-in appointments are also available Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please remember that walk-ins are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Mailing and Office Location
Denver County CCAP
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204

Note: There are drop boxes located near the first and second floor entrances for customers that want to drop-off paperwork.

Customer Contact Information (for application, eligibility and re-determinations):

Business Office of Child Care (BOCC)/Billing 
(for child care providers only):



Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720)913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
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