Low-Income Child Care Assistance

Complete application packets for Low-Income Child Care Assistance are available in Room 102 of the Otero County courthouse. 

Applications are also available online at:  http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/

Income Eligibility in the Low-Income Child Care Program
as of 10/01/2020

 Family Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income 185% FPG 85% SMI

 2

$2,657.83

$4,853.27

 3

$3,348.50

$5,995.22

 4

$4,039.17

$7,137.17

 5

$4,729.83

$8,279.11

 6

$5,420.50

$9,421.06

 7

$6,111.17

$9,635.18

 8

$6,801.83

$9,849.29

 9

$7,492.50

$10,063.41

 Add'l

+ $373.33 per person

+ $214.12 per person

 

Who's Eligible?
  • Parents who are working
  • Parents who are searching for a job (within state-established time limits)
  • Teen parents (up to age 21) in a high school or GED program
  • Parents needing child care for post-secondary education or training (up to a first Bachelor's Degree or less)
  • Families receiving Colorado Works/TANF
  • Applicants must be residents of Otero County
  • If applicable, parents must continue to cooperate with Child Support Services for the children requesting care.

For more information about the program, call Sandy Leikam at 719-383-3162.

 

A qualified (non-licensed) provider and all household members over the age of 18 must comply with state-mandated background checks.  Application packets are available in Room 102 of the Otero County courthouse.

 

Provider questions can be answered by calling 719-383-3168.

 

The Colorado Division of Child Care makes licensing histories of child care facilities available to the public.  Parents can view provider histories at:

 

http://www.colorado.gov/apps/cdhs/childcare/lookup/index.jsf

 

Licensing violations must be reported to the state licensing staff.  The state licensing staff is also responsible for enforcement when consumers report a provider is operating a child care home or facility without a license. 

 

Contact Child Care Licensing: http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/#!child-care-licensing--administration/c5cf 

More information for providershttp://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/#!early-care-and-learning/csgz