Public Notice Information

  • Public Comment: Proposed Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Rules

    The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Early Care and Learning, is proposing changes to the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) rules (3.900). Any changes approved by the State Board of Human Services will go into effect on September 30, 2018. 

    Public Comment will close on Monday, May 7. The first reading by the State Board of Human Services will take place on July 6, 2018.

    View the proposed rule changes here.
    Please note that the rules may be updated to align with pending Colorado legislation regarding the CCCAP program.

    Click here to comment on the proposed rule changes.

    The proposed rule changes are in response to the need to meet requirements of the federal Child Care and Development Fund, to reflect upcoming changes to CHATS, and to clean up or clarify rules that guide county departments administering the CCCAP program. Notable changes include:

    • Federal CCDF child care case eligibility requirements:
      • Setting a state-wide eligibility threshold at 85% State Median Income (SMI)
      • Reducing the instances in which a case may be closed during the twelve-month eligibility period
      • Ensuring that families remain eligible during their twelve-month eligibility period regardless of where in the state they reside
    • CHATS system improvements:
      • Changes to the Fiscal Agreement process that removes the need for a county and a child care provider to enter into a new fiscal agreement anytime there is a rate change
      • Simplifying how parent fees are calculated
      • Removing the ability to roll absence payments into the county payment rate, thus increasing transparency on provider payment rates
  • Public Comment: Draft Pre-Print Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for FFY 2019-2021

    The DRAFT Pre-Print Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Colorado is available for review and comment. The public comment period will close on June 11, 2018.

    This Plan describes the Child Care and Development Fund program to be administered by Colorado from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2021.  

    View the draft Plan here.  Submit public comment online.

    PLEASE NOTE:
     The Division of Early Care and Learning expects the draft Plan to change to in response to 1) updated Plan templates shared by the federal government and 2) new Colorado statutes impacting the administration of the child care assistance program. Visit this page to view subsequent versions of the draft Plan for review and comment. 
     

    SAVE THE DATE: Public Hearings 

    You are invited to submit comment at a public hearing. Public hearing details are in the final stages of confirmation. Details will be available online and shared by email.

    April 26, Denver
    12:45pm - 2:30pm
    Clayton Early Learning - Main Auditorium (3801 Martin Luther King Blvd, Denver, 80205)

    May 17, Webinar
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Webinar registration link will be posted soon.

    May 25, Western Slope
    Details TBD

The Office of Early Childhood is committed to informing partners, communities and families of changes in rules, regulations or statewide implementation plans. Opportunities to review and comment will be shared here.​

Visit the State Board of Human Services website for meeting information, agendas, rules packages and ways to participate. ​

Questions? Contact the Office of Early Childhood:

Phone: 1-800-799-5876
Fax: 303-866-4453
cdhs_oec_communications@state.co.us