Day One Learning Center has excellent partners to assist children through state and federal programs. These programs offer special curricula, day care on a sliding scale, and even a special lunch program. Please see overviews below, or click on the links to the right to obtain additional information.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), improving the quality of meals served to kids and adults across Colorado. Funding allows for child care centers, family child care homes, at-risk after school programs, Head Start and outside-school-hours programs, adult day care centers and emergency and homeless shelters to serve healthy snacks and meals. For additional information please visit the CACFP Website.
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
(CCCAP) helps families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find low-income child care assistance. Families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program can also use CCCAP services. Each county's Department of Social/Human Services and the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning manage the CCCAP program. Each county sets eligibility requirements for families, but must help families that have an income of 165% or less of the federal poverty guideline. Counties will not serve families that have an income over 85% of the state median income. For additional information, please visit the Website.
Colorado Preschool Program (CPP)
CPP is a state-funded early childhood education program administered by the Colorado Department of Education. CPP provides access to quality early childhood education for children who lack overall learning readiness. Each year the General Assembly provides preschool funding for 20,160 children who have certain risk factors in their lives that are associated with later challenges in school. In 2013 and 2014, the General Assembly expanded CPP through the Early Childhood At-Risk Enhancement (ECARE) program which provided more flexible funding to offer half- or full-day kindergarten for an additional 8,200 young children. With the expansion, CPP can serve as many as 28,360 eligible children each year.
Denver Preschool Program (DPP)
Children who attend high quality preschool programs have a stronger foundation in early language, literacy and math skills and are also more likely to graduate high school, attend college and make meaningful contributions to their communities. These rewards are especially great for children who typically have less access to high quality early learning experiences such as dual-language learners, those with special needs or children from low-income families. DPP is committed to making high quality preschool possible for all Denver children.