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.
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Attendance Tracking System (ATS) will go live on Monday, April 23, 2018.
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).
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.
If you have any questions, please call us at 720-944-5437 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the
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?
And you must meet the Denver CCAP income requirements:
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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, email@example.com. 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):