CAPLP Child Care Connections

Looking for Child Care

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? Visit, to access Parent Aware.

Paying for Child Care

Early Learning Scholarships, a program of the MN Department of Education, provides financial support for children to attend a high-quality early learning program as rated through Parent Aware. Scholarships of up to $8,500 are available for children who are 3 or 4 of age and whose family meets income requirements. Children birth to age 2 may also be eligible if they fall into a priority area (child of a teen parent, currently in foster care, in need of child protective services, or have experienced homelessness in the past 24 months). 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.

CLICK HERE 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.

CAPLP Child Care Connections

Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) 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

“For free help in other languages, please call 888.291.9811.”

Services offered through Child Care Aware of Minnesota Northwest are made possible in part with grants from the Minnesota Department of Human Services

Contact Us:
  • Phone (218) 512-1500
  • (800) 452-3646
  • Fax: (844) 215-7287
  • Email
Walk-in Services:
  • 715 11th St. N. Suite 101
  • Moorhead, MN 56560
Mailing Address:
  • 891 Belsly Boulevard
    Moorhead, MN  56560
Wilkin County Office:

311 5th Street S.
Breckenridge, MN 56520
(218) 512-1570