Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Contracted Slots Pilot
The mission of the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is to provide eligible families with financial assistance for child care, ensure families with timely access to quality child care, and assist families in meeting their self-sufficiency goals. As Colorado’s population continues to grow, the supply of child care does not meet the demand. Fifty-one percent of people in Colorado live in a child care desert and licensed slots are available for less than half the number of eligible children with working parents. While the number of child care slots increased by more than 8 percent between 2010 and 2018, there was a 24 percent decrease in licensed facilities. Colorado prospers when children and families thrive. There must be continued support for families to have access to quality and affordable child care.
The CCCAP Contracted Slots Pilot is generously supported by Gary Community Investments, Donnell-Kay Foundation, and Constellation Philanthropy.