- Colorado Child Care Assistance Program: Information for Counties
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides child care assistance to families that are working, searching for employment or are in training, and families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program and need child care services to support their efforts toward self-sufficiency.
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program is administered through county departments of human/social services under the direction of the Department of Early Childhood, the lead agency for the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The state reports policies related to child care assistance to the federal government through the Colorado State Plan for CCDF Services.
This guide provides information for licensed providers seeking a fiscal agreement with one or more counties.
Please click here to view the CCCAP Provider Handbook to find more detailed information on the CCCAP Program (available in English and Spanish).
Please refer to the Colorado Department of Early Childhood Memo Series for important updates and information regarding the management of CCCAP and the Code of Colorado Regulations rules regulating the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program.
To view historic memos, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services Memo Series webpage.
- CCCAP Allocation Task Group
The CCCAP Allocation Task Group operates under the Finance Policy Advisory Committee (Sub-PAC). The task group designs the allocation formula and presents it as a recommendation to the Finance Sub-PAC. Currently, 12 voting members make up the task group, 9 from counties and 3 from the state.
CCCAP Allocation Task Group meetings are public.
View the CCCAP Allocation Formula Webinar from February 21, 2019.
- Attendance Tracking System (ATS)
- We do not endorse any specific devices for ATS. However, the device you choose must operate using the iOS or Android operating system and it must be able to access the Apple App Store or Google Play. We recommend searching for "affordable tablets" online if you are still looking to purchase a device. We also recommend purchasing a secure device holder, which will allow you to attach a tablet or smartphone to a secure item to prevent someone from walking away with it. Examples of secure device holders are here and here. If you need assistance acquiring a device, we recommend talking to your Early Childhood Council.
- ATS Quick Reference Guides (Guides are available in both English and Spanish)
- ATS Training Video Series: This playlist contains videos addressing:
View this document for creating previous check-ins.
Learn more about the Attendance Tracking System (ATS) and access training materials. Need more information? Review ATS frequently asked questions.
Waiver and Manual Claim Resources
- ATS Waiver Request Form (en español)
- ATS Waiver Memorandum
- View a printable version of the Manual Claims Form here
- Payroll Run Cycle: 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023 (para español haga clic aquí).
- Log In for CHATS Users
To log into the CHATS production and training environments, please use the links below:
- CHATS Production Environment
- CHATS Pilot (Training) Environment
- CCCAP Learning Management System (LMS)
If you need to reset your password in either the CHATS Pilot Environment or the CHATS Production Environment, please access the MyPassword Manager. If you are experiencing issues resetting your password, please contact OIT using one of the methods below:
If you have questions regarding the use of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or One Identity Manager (1IM), please utilize these reference materials:
Questions? Contact the CCCAP Unit:
Division of Early Care and Learning, CDHS
1575 Sherman Street, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 1-800-799-5876 or 303-866-5948