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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. There will be no copays required of the parents until 30 days past the lifting of the State of Emergency by Governor Inslee or September 30, 2021, whichever comes first.  

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, school readiness and provides 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 our children.


Eligibility Requirements

Proof must be provided of all requirements (see application checklist for more details)
    1. 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)
    2. Children ages; 4 weeks up to 13 years
    3. Living in one of the following counties; Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, or Skamania
    4. Income requirements for CCDP have been waived. Copays will be based on the family’s NET income (take-home pay after taxes.)


Who can be a provider?

Licensed Child Care Center – Must follow Washington State standards

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

Non-Relative Provider – Care must be provided in the child’s home (this includes extended family)

All non-licensed providers must pass; background checks, FBI fingerprints, in-home visits & home safety checks. Training is required and focuses 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:

Cowlitz Indian Tribe: Categorical Eligibility Childcare Sliding Fee Scale

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The Tribal Median Income used by Cowlitz Indian Tribe can be found by clicking here.   Effective Date: March 1, 2021


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: 360-353-9499 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PO BOX 2547
1003 Fir Street
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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