Individuals and business taxpayers may make a monetary contribution to qualified child care and early education programs in Colorado and claim a state income tax credit of 50% of the total qualifying contribution. The money goes directly to qualified child care providers and can be used to enhance programs, purchase equipment and facilities, staff training, financial assistance for child care and referral services. CCTC is a popular way to support child care and education:
  • Taxpayers recognize the return on their investment in early childhood education generates more than $8 in economic benefit to the community
  • CCTC allows taxpayers to claim a Colorado income tax credit up to 50% of their total contribution
  • A child without early childhood education is 25% more likely to drop out of school and 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime

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