State Plans

Child Care and Development Fund State Plan for FFY 2022-2024

This Plan describes the Child Care and Development Fund program to be administered by Colorado from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2024. The Colorado Department of Early Childhood is the Lead Agency in this effort.

View the 2022-2024 Child Care and Development Fund State Plan

View the 2021-2022 Colorado Market Rate Survey Report.

Previous CCDF State Plan and Market Rate Survey

2019-2021 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan

2017-18 Market Rate Survey

This framework is designed as a tool to guide strategic thinking, at the state and local level, about resource investments to prevent child maltreatment and promote child well-being. As this tool is used collectively across the state, the resulting alignment of strategies will maximize the impact on shared outcomes.

View the Framework for Action.

In 2018, Colorado was awarded a $5.8 million Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) initial grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Education. This funding was made available under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and was targeted to help states build a quality early learning system for children birth through five and their families. The one-year PDG B-5 project period began December 31, 2018, and concluded February 29, 2020. 

The initial grant required the completion of a comprehensive, statewide birth through five Needs Assessment of the current landscape of the early care and education mixed-delivery system, and the creation of a statewide strategic plan to maximize the availability of high-quality early care and education options for low-income and underserved families across providers and partners; improve the quality of care; streamline administrative infrastructure; and improve state-level early care and education funding efficiencies.