Child Care

Colorado’s Child Care Assistance Program helps pay for part of the cost of child care if you’re eligible. Colorado Shines will help you find a child care provider.

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Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)


Colorado Child Care Assistance Program can help pay part of the cost of child care if you qualify. The amount you pay is based on what you earn and varies by county. CCCAP is provided through each county’s DHS Office of Early Childhood Division. You can check with that office in person or apply online using Colorado PEAK. See the Human Services section on for information on Department of Human Services offices and how to find your county office.

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Colorado Shines


Colorado Shines is a nonprofit that helps you find quality child care. Their website has advice and a checklist on how to find a provider, as well as a search tool. It also has many resources for families. Look in the For Families section and Find Quality Child Care. You can also call them the Child Care Referral Line at 877-338-2273 for information.

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Renaissance Children’s Center

1797 Kendall Street, Lakewood CO 80214

Metro Denver


Renaissance Children's Center serves low income families and those experiencing homelessness and is for infants through school-aged children. To apply for enrollment, please call the center directly at 303-237-6132. Available space is first prioritized for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless families and all other families receiving the Child Care Assistance Program second. If there is no space for your child, they can be placed on a waiting list for the first available space in their age group.

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