I am a Childcare Provider
PCF recognizes that caregivers for young children perform a critical service for society. Childcare providers aren’t just “babysitters”—childcare providers are professionals who help mold children into the people they become. They are essential to our community system.
That’s why we strive to serve and to act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of childcare providers in Mesa County. This includes advocating for improved working conditions, wages and recognition for individuals in the early childhood field—as well as offering providers quality-improvement coaching and childcare professional development opportunities.
Getting a CCCAP Agreement
According to the Colorado Department of Human Services: The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program provides childcare assistance to families who are working, searching for employment, or are in training, and families who are enrolled in the Colorado Works program and need childcare services to support their efforts toward attaining self-sufficiency. CCCAP provides families access to reduced-cost childcare at licensed childcare facilities or with qualified (unlicensed) providers.
To learn the requirements and benefits of becoming a CCCAP provider, as well as to access necessary forms, visit the CCCAP page of the Colorado Office of Early Childhood.
You may also contact PCF for general information on CCCAP.
One crucial aspect of managing a child care home or center is managing the business side of it! The state of Colorado has heard the need for additional supports. Child care providers are able to receive one-on-one consulting and participate in a training series with the Fort Lewis Small Business Business Development Center. To learn more, please set up an appointment here.
Additionally, you can find a detailed guide on starting a quality child care center here. First Children’s Finance is also a major resource for child care homes and child care centers
Information on childcare licensing and administration can be found on the Colorado Office of Early Childhood website. The site has up-to-date information on the licensing rules, procedures and fee structures required to license different types of childcare facilities, including family childcare homes.