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January 7, 2015
Like many programs through the Department of Human Services, the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is continually changing and can be difficult to understand at times.
ThisQuick Guide for CCAPwill give you information on recent changes, how it impacts our community and what you can do to help.
The low supply and high cost of child care in Colorado and Larimer County is a major barrier for many working families. Colorado ranks among the most expensive states nationwide for child care costs. According to a study conducted by the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County, the average cost for child care in a center is $284.59 a week for a child 12 months or younger and $218.00 a week for children 2-5 years old.
Affordable, quality childcare is critical to ensuring families are able to maintain employment. CCAP is an important tool that helps working parents and ensures more kids in our community have access to early childhood experiences that support their learning and development.
Access to affordable, quality child care and empowering families to work and be economically self-sufficient are big priorities in United Way's goal of reducing poverty in Larimer County. Thanks to our donors, supporters, and partners, we are making a difference. Here are a few of the ways we are changing lives in our community:
GIVE - Make a gift to support additional Childcare Scholarships
ADVOCATE - Share this information with families, friends and neighbors! Families in need of child care and who meet the income guidelines should call the Larimer County Department of Human Services at 970.498.6300 to be connectedwith a CCAP technician. To learn more, click here or here.
VOLUNTEER - Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Be Ready, a community-wide school readiness public awareness campaign by emailing email@example.com
Consider joining WomenGive and serving on one of the many volunteer committees.
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