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Impact of COVID-19 on early childhood care and education providers

In June 2020, Early Milestones collected survey responses from 1,207 licensed child care providers in Colorado. Through this research, we learned that nearly 10% of Colorado's providers have closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and enrollment has decreased by more than 30%. Though many providers have reopened, the following factors leave many others uncertain about their future: - Concerns about health risks to children and staff, - Enrollment disruptions, and - Increased health and safety costs. Providers who receive public funding have fared better during this crisis. Without financial help, the costs of new health and safety protocols make it difficult for many providers to reopen or remain open. (author abstract)
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