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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Nicolaou Katherine, Silva-Padron Geraldo, Thornton Courtney, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
In the summer of 2020, Early Milestones developed three coordinated surveys in conjunction with multiple partners in Colorado’s ECE sector. Our goal was to estimate the impact of COVID-19 throughout the state. These three surveys focused on the…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, Longworth-Reed Laricia, McGee Andrew B., Nicolaou Katherine, Roberts Amy M., Thornton Courtney, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Families already had trouble finding affordable child care before the pandemic. COVID-19 has only made things worse. Many child care providers have shut down or reduced enrollment, family members are out of work, and school operations are shifting…
Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Five Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants supported local innovative solutions to compensation, recruitment, education and career pathways, and working conditions. These projects were chosen based upon readiness, quality partnerships,…
Early Milestones Colorado, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Early Milestones conducted 30-minute phone interviews with 99 providers across 32 counties to evaluate providers’ understanding and interest in implementing contracted slots. Nearly three-fourths (72%) of interviewed providers accept the Colorado…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, McGee Andrew B., Thornton Courtney, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
In July 2020, Early Milestones Colorado collected survey responses from 5,942 of the state's early childhood educators. Unsurprisingly, the data revealed furloughs, lay-offs, and uncertainty about the future of their career. Ongoing concerns about…
Schaack Diana, Le Vi-Nhuan, Stedron Jennifer, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the job demands and job resources of a sample of 273 early childhood teachers in Colorado. The study explored the relationships among their job demands and resources, occupational burnout, and turnover intentions using a two-…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, McGee Andrew B., Thornton Courtney, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
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…
Early Milestones Colorado, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Hundreds of Colorado's child care providers have closed in recent years due to financial burdens. To address child care shortages and increase access to quality providers, state law allows for contracted child care slots. Contracted slots ensure…
Colorado. Early Childhood Leadership Commission, June, 2017
As Colorado continues to thrive, attracting new businesses and young professionals, the state must prioritize strategies to attract, retain, and support a strong early childhood workforce for children birth through age eight -- both for the state's…