At CAPLP we believe that children do better when they have access to high-quality early childhood experiences. Parent Aware is a statewide search tool to assist families in finding the best quality care and education for their children. Looking for childcare? Click here to access Parent Aware.
Need help paying for child care?
CAPLP administers two programs that are designed to help parents afford high-quality child care in Minnesota. Early Learning Scholarship, and Child Care Assistance provide financial support to families and increase access to childcare programs.
Early Learning Scholarships, a program of the MN Department of Education, provides financial support up to $8,500 to help pay for high-quality care and education to prepare young children for school. CAPLP administers the Early Learning Scholarships program for families that reside in the following counties: Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Grant, Douglas, Traverse, Stevens, Pope, and Wilkin.
for the Early Learning Scholarship application. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off
in person at: 891 Belsly Boulevard, Moorhead, MN 56560.
To learn more about the Scholarship program, please visit the MN Department of Education
website. For specific case questions and information within the counties listed above please call 218-512-1592 or email
The Child Care Assistance Program helps families pay child care costs for children through age 12, and for children with special needs through age 14. CAPLP administers the Child Care Assistance Program for families that reside in Wilkin county. Childcare program costs may be paid for qualifying families while they go to work, look for work or attend school.
To begin the application process, please complete this application
.(Please note: Once your application has been processed we will be in contact via mail regarding the status of your application)
To learn more about the Child Care Assistance program, please visit the Department of Human Services website. For specific case questions and information or if you are a childcare program interested in receiving Child Care Assistance payments, please call 218-512-1592 or email.