Child care is a major expense for families with young children.  There are several programs in Summit County designed to help parents access and afford care.

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is managed by local county governments.   CCCAP is an income qualifying program that assists families in paying a portion of their child care costs.   


Residents of Summit County interested in determining eligibility should contact the Summit County office

at 970-668-9160,

or visit their website for more information.

Click here to download an application.


    Residents outside of Summit County should contact their county government for more details.

The Breckenridge Tuition Assistance Program offers tuition assistance for children ages 0-5 enrolled at one of the four, licensed, non-profit child care centers in Breckenridge: Breckenridge Montessori, Carriage House, Little Red Schoolhouse, and Timberline Learning Center.


In order to qualify, a family must live and/or work in the Upper Blue Basin and have gross income under 150% of the Area Median Income (AMI).


Applications are due before July 1st.


If your family experiences a Qualified Change (move to the area, new baby, change in work status, etc.) you may contact Jennifer McAtamney to see if you may apply outside of the regular enrollment window.

For additional information, please contact:

Corrie Burr – Program Administrator

More information and applications can be found here

Breckenridge Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP)

Summit County

Head Start 0-5 Programs

Summit County Early/Head Start Programs have no fee for families who qualify.  Families with children with special needs and severe disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  Early Head Start and Head Start Programs provide comprehensive family services for pregnant women and families with children 0 to 3.  Full and half day preschool programs are available through Head Start for children 3-5. 


Early/Head Start applications are being accepted at the Early/Head Start office, located at 330 Fiedler Ave, #210, Dillon or call Adriana Salcido at 970-406-3061. 


For more information about the Early/Head Start program or to get an application, please click here.

Colorado Preschool

Program (CPP)

The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is funded by the Colorado Department of Education.  Children with various risk factors may be eligible for a half day CPP scholarship.  


CPP slots are available in the school district preschool programs, Summit County Preschool and Breckenridge Montessori. 


For more information about CPP please contact Kristin Sposato, School District Early Childhood Coordinator, at 970-333-4058.

Summit Pre-K Program

The Summit Pre-K Program (SPK) helps to make high quality preschool possible for all Summit County 4-year olds in the year before they enter Kindergarten. SPK is a Summit County taxpayer funded initiative. Early Childhood Options serves as the managing agency.

To offset the high cost of quality preschool, SPK provides monthly tuition credits to families who meet the required criteria. All families are required to apply during the annual enrollment period. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. (The only exception to this rule is if your child becomes newly enrolled in a participating Child Care or Preschool Program.)

For the 2019-2020 school year, the application period has closed, if you 

To apply click here. 

For more information about SPK please contact our Summit Pre-K Program Administrator, Catherine Schaaf, at 970-406-3067 or by email to

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