Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

Improving CCCAP Through Stimulus Funding

Timely adjustments and innovations to the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) were essential to the long-term stability of the state's early care and learning industry during the pandemic. With a better understanding of CCCAP's role in supporting children, families, providers and administrators alike, CDEC leveraged federal and state stimulus funding into initiatives that strengthen all aspects of a comprehensive, mixed-delivery child care system.

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Cross-Sector CCCAP Activities


CCCAP: Alternate Methodology Rate Setting

Aligning CCCAP provider reimbursement rates with the true cost of care

Align Rates with Care

CCCAP: Enrollment-Based Payments

Giving CCCAP infant and toddler care providers financial stability

Get Financial Stability

CCCAP: Expand Income Eligibility

Making CCCAP available to more low-income families

Expand Income Eligibility


CCCAP: Rate and Paid Absences Increase

Ensuring CCCAP provider success with increased reimbursement rates and paid absences covered

Improve Reimbursement Rates

CCCAP: Reduced Copays

Reducing the cost of care for families participating in CCCAP

Reduce the Cost of Care

CCCAP: Teacher Salary Increase

Better demonstrating the value of qualified educators with improved compensation

Increase Teacher Salary