Before/After School Childcare

Discovery Link
Hello Stedman Families! We at Extended Learning and Community School (ELCS) are excited to offer our Discovery Link program for K – 5th grade students in the 23-24 school year. This program provides DPS students a safe, enriching place to continue their studies, explore new skills and make friends during out-of-school time.

New & Current Families:

Please make sure you go on to register for next school year. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Discovery Link 23-24 School Year Registration Link: Click here

Registration Walkthrough Links:

Stedman’s Discovery Link Contact:

Michael Ellam, Program Supervisor

Department of Extended Learning 

Phone: (303) 859-7999 


Our Mission: Creating opportunities for school communities to engage and inspire Denver youth and families Vision: Our vision is to provide high-quality programming, every day at every site. We will support social, emotional and academic learning, increase family participation and community engagement, and expand middle school programming.
To learn more, and to register please visit our website!



***CO: Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Voucher Fast Facts***

What is the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program?

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps families that are homeless, working, searching for work or in school find low-income childcare assistance. Families that are enrolled in the Colorado Works Program can also use CCAP services.

How do I apply for CCAP?

Step 1: Fill out and return the childcare assistance application to the Denver CCAP

Step 2: To return this information, you may:

  • Scan and email application and documents to
  • Drop the documents in a CCAP Drop Box at:
  • Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Human Services Center located at 1200
  • Federal Blvd. Drop Boxes are located near the 1st floor security desk, in the Self-Service
  • Center (Room 1026) on the first floor, and on the second floor near the top of the stairs
  • Arie P. Taylor Building DHS Office located at 4685 Peoria St. Drop box is located in the lobby
  • East DHS Office located at 3815 Steele St. Drop box is located in the lobby
  • Mail your application to Denver Human Services Attention CCAP
    1200 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80204
  • Fax the documents to 720-944-3330. Attention: CCAP

How do I know if I am eligible to receive childcare assistance?

You may be eligible to participate in CCAP if you:

  • Reside in Colorado
  • Are working, seeking employment, or are participating in training/education
  • Have at least one child who is under 13 years old
  • Have a family income of less than 85% of the State Median Income and less than the county defined maximum 

Is citizenship status required?

Children receiving care must be U.S. citizens or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Verification of citizenship status for the child must be provided in order to determine eligibility. (This may include birth certificates, or any other verification accepted by the Colorado Department of Revenue to verify citizenship status. (Section 3.140.1) If verification is not available at the time of application a family may be given a reasonable amount of time to secure that information before the child becomes ineligible for childcare. The reason for the delay in providing the documentation must be well-documented. The citizenship requirement does not apply to parents.

What kind of documentation do I need to enroll in the Child Care Assistance Program?

You will need documentation to prove eligibility in the above categories and a completed application form.