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Annex: 215 Raton, La Junta, CO

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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:

Otero County Income Guidelines

 Family Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income

















Each additional person

Add $780.00


CHATS/CCCAP Training Videos

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program went to an automated payment system at the end of 2010.   The system collects child care attendance through a Point-of-Service or POS device. The POS is located at the child care provider site. The attendance tracking is used to generate provider payments for the portion of care not covered through the parent fee.  If the child is not “swiped” both in and out, the payment is not generated and the provider is not paid by the county and the parent may be responsible for the payment. 

CHATS How to Swipe Your CCCAP Card

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Common Errors Videos

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For more information about the program, call Sandy Leikam at 719-383-3162 or email her at


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 or email Leigh Ann at


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


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. 


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