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.
CAPLP administers two programs that are designed to help parents afford high-quality child care in Minnesota. Early Learning Scholarship, and Child Care Assistance both provide financial support for low-income parents to afford child care. Early Learning Scholarships, a program of the MN Department of Education, provides financial support up to $7,500 to help pay for high-quality care and education to prepare young children for school. CAPLP administers Early Learning Scholarships for families that reside in the counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin. To learn more about the program, please call (218) 512-1500.
We also provide support to Child Care Providers to ensure that families can utilize their financial assistance.
To learn more about this program, please call (218) 512-1500.
The MN 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 the counties of Becker, Douglas, Marshall, Otter Tail, Wadena and Wilkin. Child care costs may be paid for qualifying families while they go to work, look for work or attend school.
(Please note: Once your application has been processed we will be in contact via mail regarding the status of your application)
If you would like more information about financial assistance programs or if you are a child care provider interested in receiving Child Care Assistance payments, please call 877-773-5778 or email