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The Colorado Child Care Assistance program. Questions, Answers and Links to Resources.

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Adams County

Who's Eligible

  • Parents who are working

  • Parents who are searching for a job (within state established time limits)

  • Teen parents (up to age 21) in a high school or GED program

  • Parents needing child care for post-secondary education or training (up to a first Bachelor's Degree or less)

  • GED, ESL, or Adult Basic Educaiton

  • Families receiving Colorado Works/TANF

  • Applicants must be residents of Adams County

  • If applicable, parents must continue to cooperate with Child Support Services for the children requesting care.

CCAP Intake / New Applications 
Paper Applications (New)

Amalia Espinoza

PEAK Applications

Margarita Lazo

Arapahoe County

ACHS- Child Care Assistance
14980 E. Alameda Dr.
Aurora, CO 80012

Phone (303)636-1170
Fax (303)636-1426

Child Care Assistance

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps eligible families with the costs of child care for children from birth to age 12 while the parents work toward self-sufficiency.


  • To qualify for CCAP, parents must meet income limits and be involved in one of the following activities:

    • Working or looking for a job

    • Attending college or vocational school

    • Enrolled in high school if under age 21

    • Studying for a GED if under age 21


Parents must also pay a portion of the child care costs. Parental fees, program benefits, provider rates and program availability are subject to change.

How to Apply – Arapahoe County

Colorado's online application and eligibility tool for CCAP are currently under construction. Please apply for or renew CCAP benefits using the following links:


Main Office
14980 E. Alameda Drive
First Floor
Aurora, CO 80012

Ph: 303-636-1170
Fx: 303-636-1426
Relay Colorado: 303-636-1522

Satellite Office
1690 W. Littleton Blvd.
First Floor
Littleton, CO 80120

Ph: 303-636-1170
Fx: 303-734-4301
Relay Colorado: 711


View Income eligibility:

Denver County:



Phone (720)944-KIDS (5437)
Fax (720)944-3330

Phone: (720) 944-3666


Application :

For Denver County - 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.

Jeffco County

Child Care Assistance - What is CCAP?

The 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.

Effective April 16, 2018 the Jefferson County CCAP Will Suspend the Wait List

The wait list will be suspended effective April 16, 2018. Families meeting income requirement guidelines may apply for child care assistance by applying on line using the PEAK Application. Families may also apply in person at:


Laramie Building
3500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.


For more information or to learn about additional CCAP requirements, please call 303-271-4484.

Apply Online: Apply online using the PEAK Application.



Laramie Building
3500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO


Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.


For more information or to learn about additional CCAP requirements, please call 303-271-4484.



Important CCAP Forms and Documents

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