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CAPS Questions and Answers

This page is to help you navigate using your CAPS scholarship with Marietta City Schools! 

what is caps?

The CAPS program is Government subsidy for childcare. It supports early education goals by assisting low income families with the cost of child care while they work, go to school or training, or participate in other work-related activities.  Those who qualify for CAPS can use it towards ASP/BSP and Camp Programs within Marietta City Schools!

CAPS is administered by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

The purpose of CAPS is threefold:

Provide access to high-quality and affordable early-learning environments for families who are considered low-income.

Support DECAL's efforts in increasing positive school readiness outcomes.

Assist families in achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency by providing financial supports for childcare costs.

FAQs for CAPS?

What is CAPS?

Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) is a childcare subsidy program through the State of Georgia.

How does CAPS help me?

CAPS can help families by paying for a portion of ASP/BSP or Holiday Camp Programs. CAPS is NOT free childcare. Most families will still have to pay a "co-pay' amount that is determined by CAPS.

How do I qualify for CAPS?

Parents can apply for CAPS on their website here: 

*Marietta City School does not determine your eligibility. Acceptance into the CAPS program is based on specific qualifiers determined by CAPS*

Can my student still attend ASP/BSP while I await CAPS approval?

Yes! However, you are responsible for the cost of tuition until you are approved for CAPS. You must send us your CAPS scholarship award letter for your student's school once you receive it.

If I receive an ASP/BSP CAPS scholarship will it automatically apply to Holiday Camp or Summer Camp?

NO! You must apply for a separate scholarship through CAPS for each program.

What are my next steps after I have received my CAPS scholarship?

CAPS scholarships must be emailed to in order for the scholarship to be applied towards the cost of tuition. Until we have received your scholarship letter, you will be responsible for the cost of tuition.

ASP/BSP and Camp Programs

If you have been approved for CAPS and you have received a CAPS scholarship please email your scholarship to Daphne Richardson, After you have emailed your scholarship, it can take up to 3 business days before the change is reflected on your ASP/BSP account. Please note that parents/guardians are financially responsible for their student's tuition if they are denied from CAPS. Parents are also responsible for the tuition until they submit the CAPS Scholarship to the email address above. If a scholarship expires during the school year, the parent is responsible for renewing the schaorlship with their CAPS provider and emailing the CAPS scholarship to

Since May 17, 2021, CAPS has been under the ACESS (Awarding Child Care Education Scholarship Supplements) initiative, which cover 100% of the ASP/BSP and Camp Program tuition. Beginning October 2, 2023, CAPS will no longer be covering the full cost of tuition. Parents will be responsible for paying the family fee on the CAPS Schaorlship. Please know your Family Fee is a preset weekly amount determined by CAPS.  Parents are responsible for paying the Family Fee amount on the invoice due date, failure to do so will result in a past due balance, that can result in removal from the After School and Before School Program. 

Provider Rate Sheets by School

As of October 14th, 2022, CAPS has notified us that they are no longer accepting provider rate sheets. Instead, CAPS only requires the Provider ID number for the school where your student needs care. Please click here to retrieve your student school's Provider ID number. Please be mindful that if you would like your student to come to Holiday Camp, you must have two scholarships, one for After School/ Before School Program and another for Holiday Camp. 

You must submit the correct CAPS scholarship for your students correct school or your schaorlship will be denied, and we will not accept it. Please submit the correct Provider I.D. Number to your case manger.