Child Care Assistance

CCCAP is changing to work better for you!

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is undergoing some changes that impact parents and providers.  The Point of Service (POS) device used by CCCAP parents to sign-in and sign-out is going away.  The State of Colorado Office of Early Childhood will replace POS machines with an Automated Tracking System (ATS).  The state has delayed the conversion to some time after March 26, 2018.

Parents may find more information at the Colorado Office of Early Childhood.
Should you have any questions, please contact Douglas County CCCAP at 303.688.4825.

Providers may find more information at the Colorado Office of Early Childhood.
Should you have any questions, please contact Douglas CCCAP at 303.814.7135 or

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is administered through county departments of social/human services under the direction of the CDHS Division of  Early Care and Learning. CCCAP provides help for paying for the cost of child care.  It is an income-eligibility based program. Counties set individual income maximums for eligibility along with other program requirements/conditions.  The information contained on this page only reflects Douglas County CCCAP.

icon_childWho’s Eligible?

  • Parents/Adult caretakers who are working, or
  • Teen parents and adults in a high school diploma program or GED certificate program, or
  • Parents/Adult caretakers enrolled in education or training programs some limitations apply please contact our office for further information
  • Families receiving Colorado Works/TANF that are completing countable work activities on their Individual Responsibility Agreement.
  • Applicants must be Douglas County Residents.

ALL Families must be in one of the above listed activities AND income must not exceed the following gross monthly incomes.  Please note these figures are effective October 1, 2017, but are subject to change without notice: 

Printable Guidelines

  • Family of 2 – $2,706.67
  • Family of 3 – $3,403.33
  • Family of 4 – $4,100.00
  • Family of 5 – $4,796.67
  • Family of 6 – $5,493.33
  • Family of 7 – $6,190.00
  • Family of 8 – $6,886.67
  • Family of 9 – $7,583.33

Program Requirements

  • Parents must continuously be in an eligible activity,
  • Parents must provide income verification before approval,
  • Families that qualify must directly pay “a parental fee” to their child care provider for a portion of the total cost, and
  • Eligibility for continued assistance is periodically re-determined.
  • Parents must cooperate with Child Support services.

These are the primary factors used to determine eligibility for this program.  Eligibility will be determined by Child Care Assistance Program staff when the applicant has completed an application, orientation by phone, and provided necessary verification.

Applications may be completed online at  or you may use the PEAK Kiosk computer available at the Douglas County Human Services building, 4400 Castleton Court, Castle Rock.  Paper applications are available at the Douglas County Department of Human Services and can be mailed upon request.

For an appointment to discuss program eligibility, or to begin the application and orientation process, please call:

Phone:  303-688-4825
Fax: 1-877-285-8988
4400 Castleton Court
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Below is a list of documentation you will need to provide along with your application:

  1. Social Security cards for all family members
  2. Birth certificates for all children
  3. Picture identification for every adult in the household
  4. Immunization records for all children
  5. One month of pay stubs for each parent
  6. Three months of child support verification

If you just started a new job, a confirmation letter from your employer is required. The letter must include your hire date, rate of pay, how often you are paid and your schedule. Also, needed are pay stubs within 30 days from your application date.

If you are in High School or in training to earn a GED, you can receive assistance until you complete your high school/GED education or you reach the age of 22.

There are two types of licensed providers:

Licensed Centers and Licensed Homes

For a complete listing of licensed providers in Douglas County, visit Colorado Shines. You may also call 1-877-338-2273 to speak to a referral specialist.

This list will show all the licensed child care centers/homes in Douglas County accepting the Child Care Assistance Program. If you want to use a provider that is not on this list, that provider will need to sign a contract with Douglas County Human Services, before we can pay them.

In order to qualify for the Child Care Assistance Program, the provider has to have a contract with Douglas County Human Services, or be able to work with Douglas County Human Services to obtain a contract.  Douglas County CCCAP cannot choose your child care provider for you. When you choose a child care provider, think about whether your child will be safe and encouraged to grow and learn.

You can select a state licensed center or home or an exempt provider. Exempt providers can include a friend or family member. If you want an exempt provider to be your child care provider, the provider and all members of their household over the age of 18 must be fingerprinted and a background check completed. The exempt provider is responsible for payment of the fingerprinting and background check. Child care cannot be authorized until the checks are completed.

To find out more information and/or to apply for Child Care Assistance, please call the 303-688-4825.