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:
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 email@example.com. You MUST provide an emails address or you may lose your CCAP benefits.
What's needed to apply for CCAP?
And you must meet the Denver CCAP income requirements:
|Family Size||Maximum Monthly
Income Before Taxes
*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.
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:
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.
Additional Child Care Resources
We welcome parent and child care provider inquiries by email 24/7, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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):