Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible low-income families who need child care benefits for children from birth to age 12 or children with additional care needs under the age of 19. If you are eligible, a portion of the total child care cost will be paid directly to the provider. You will be required to pay a portion of the child care costs to the provider based on family size and income.

  1. How to Apply for CCAP
  2. Who is Eligible?
  3. Locate Quality Child Care


Need assistance paying for child care? We know having quality child care is one of your top concerns and it can be expensive. Child Care Assistance Program can help! We provide financial assistance to families who need child care benefits for children from birth to age 13.

Our goal is to process CCAP Applications as soon as possible, within the 15-day requirement. To meet this goal, please ensure you submit the CCAP application and all required documentation. Please make sure that the application is completely filled out, with every box checked and signature pages signed, or the process may be delayed. 

Required Documentation: 

A list of the required documentation is listed below. Please submit ALL required documentation with your completed CCAP Application packet. 

  1. Fully completed CCAP Application
  2. Jefferson County residency (ie. lease agreement, utility bill)
  3. Income verification
    1. Employment (prior 30 days of pay stubs; if employed less than 60 days, employment letter)
    2. Self-employed (provide ledger and business expenses)
    3. Unearned (ie. unemployment, child support, social security, worker’s comp, etc.)
  4. School Verification (schedule and/or school enrollment information)
  5. Custody documents only IF there is shared custody with another parent/caregiver

How to Apply: 

  1. SCAN and EMAIL completed application and paperwork to CCAP Customer Service.
  2. FAX paperwork to 303-271-4447 
  3. DROP OFF paperwork at the front desk, Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, at The Laramie Building - 3500 Illinois St. Golden, CO 80401
  4. If you are a current Colorado Works customer, please do not fill out a CCAP application. Contact your Career Family Coordinator to have them submit a referral to CCAP.

CCAP Application:

Need More Information?

  1. Important Forms
  2. Attendance Tracking System
  3. Provider Complaints

For Providers:

  1. Become a Licensed Provider
  2. Provider Forms and Documents
  3. Quality Child Care (Triad)
  4. Attendance and Tracking System (ATS) Resources

Is working with children your calling? Do you like to help parents of young children? Would you like to start a small business and earn an income while staying at home with your own children? Are you ready to make a commitment to provide the high-quality childcare that is critical to a child’s growth and development? If you answered yes, then Jefferson County’s children and families need you!

In Colorado, you are required to be licensed to care for children in your home if you care for children from two or more unrelated families or more than four unrelated children at the same time. Although there are different types of licenses, most providers start with a Standard license which allows for the care of six children under the age of 5 years, plus two school-age children kindergarten to 12 years. Your own children, under the age of 12, are included in these numbers.

Taking care of children in your licensed family childcare home provides you with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the health and development of children and help them to become caring, responsible, successful adults. You offer young parents the security of knowing their children are in good hands. All while enjoying the satisfaction of having your own small business.

Visit the Colorado Office of Early Childhood website for additional information.

Need More Information?

  • Questions? Call 303-271-4798 for providers A-K or 303-271-4723 for providers L-Z
  • Our fax is 303-271-4765
  • Visit the Colorado Department of Human Services' Child Care Assistance web page.

Laramie Building
3500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.