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Child Care & Development Program


Cowlitz Child Care and Development Program is currently in the process of making changes in our grant in response to the COIVD-19 State of Emergency . Below are temporary policies that are currently in place.  

  1. There will be no copays required of the parents until approximately 30 days past the lifting of the the State of Emergency or  March 1,2021
  2. Any native families who are health care sector employees, emergency responders, sanitation workers, and other workers deemed essential during the response to coronavirus by public officials, are eligible for CCDP assistance without regard to the income eligibility requirements. 
  3. We are allowing Emergency Relative Providers to be approved to provide care before background checks have been cleared.
  4. View, download, print the EMERGENCY RELATIVE PROVIDER FORM.

Our staff will also be working remotely when possible. Our lobby is closed to the public until future notice. An appointment can be scheduled if you need in person assistance.

Please submit all documentation via email whenever possible. (Clear photos are acceptable). Submit ALL DOCUMENTS to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Child Care & Development Program (CCDP) is a federally funded program that provides child care assistance to enrolled Native American and Alaskan Indian families. CCDP values family, culture, quality resources, and ethics. We take pride in the services offered and the work we do.

The commitment of the CCDP is to provide child care resources that allow access to high-quality services and school readiness, and proviodes financial support for Native American and Alaskan Indian families. Providers are held to the highest standards in health and safety requirements and are provided access to educational resources and opportunities to best meet the needs of these children.


Eligibility Requirements

Proof must provided of all requirements (see application checklist for more details)
  1. Parent or Guardian must be actively involved in one of the following;
    • Employed / Self-employed
    • Volunteering
    • Job searching
    • Active in substance abuse treatment or recovery activities
    • Mental health treatment
    • Mandated classes and/or activities
    • Education and/or job training
  3. One of these people must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe or have a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) ;
    • Child
    • Parent
    • Grandparent
    • Guardian (court ordered or temporary)
  4. Children ages; 4 weeks up to 13 years
  6. Living in one of the following counties; Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis or Skamania
  8. Net income (after taxes take home pay) falling below 85% of the state median income
    • Family size of 1: $0 - $3,380*
    • Family size of 2: $0 - $4,420
    • Family size of 3: $0 - $5,460
    • Family size of 4: $0 - $6,499
    • Family size of 5: $0 - $7,540
    • Family size of 6: $0 - $8,579
    • Family size of 7: $0 - $8,775
    • Family size of 8: $0 - $8,970

    *Federally recognized foster child living in a non-native home qualify under ‘Family size of 1’


Who can be a provider?

Licensed child care center – Must follow Washington State standards

Family – Sibling 18+ (cannot live in the home), Grandparent, Aunt, or Uncle

Family Friend – Care must be provided in the child’s home (this includes extended family)

All non-licensed providers must pass: background check, FBI fingerprints, drug testing, in-home visits & home safety checks. Trainings are required and focus on child development, child abuse prevention and reporting, CPR/First Aid, choking prevention, shaken baby syndrome prevention and safe sleep.


What are the costs?

Your family may be required to pay a monthly copay to your provider, see details below:

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How do I Apply?

Print out and fill in the application and the packet information below. If you do not have access to a printer, we are happy to provide an application for you.

Care Center Forms:

 Friends & Family Forms:

CCDP Application - Applicants must be submitted by email, in person or mailed to the office.

When completed please bring the documentation to the Administration Office in Longview or contact us to meet at our offices in Toledo or Vancouver.



Questions? Please contact us.

Phone: 360-353-9909 |  Fax: 360-353-9567 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PO BOX 2547

1055 9th Ave Suite D 

Longview WA, 98632




Additional Resources:

Search providers and find out background check status, licensing history, monitoring reports and more!  Visit: Child Care Check -Washington State's licensed child care status and record database.

For early learning and other resources visit Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families

To report abuse or neglect in the counties we cover call 866.363.4276 or visit to find your local intake number for Washington based on your region.

For more about our funders go to Office of Child Care | An Office of the Administration for Children & Families  - if you are not in our service area this may help you find other providers like us near you.





 Click to view our current Child Care Development Plan 2020-2022

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