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Workman Simon, June 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2018, the Center for American Progress developed an interactive cost estimation tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of child care in each state, and better understand why high-quality child care is out of…

United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, April, 2021
Reports & Papers
Our audit covered 1,023 child care providers (child care centers and family homes) that received CCDF funding during State fiscal year 2018. We reviewed 15 child care centers and 15 family homes (we conducted unannounced site visits at the family…
Chung Phillip, Davis Nathan, Roberts Amy M., Franko Meg, Yost Molly, Woolridge Amy, April 2021
Executive Summary

Despite the ubiquity and importance of FFN care, there is limited data on the characteristics of Colorado’s FFN providers, their needs, and experiences, and most acutely, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of FFN care. Thus,…

Chung Phillip, Davis Nathan, Roberts Amy M., Franko Meg, Yost Molly, Woolridge Amy, April 2021
Reports & Papers

Despite the ubiquity and importance of FFN care, there is limited data on the characteristics of Colorado’s FFN providers, their needs, and experiences, and most acutely, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of FFN care. Thus,…

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…
Gilliam Walter S., Malik Amyn A., Shafiq Mehr, Klotz Madeline, Reyes Chin R., Humphries John Eric, Murray Thomas, Elharake Jad A., Wilkinson David, Omer Saad B., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective Central to the debate over school and child care reopening is whether children are efficient COVID-19 transmitters and likely to increase community spread when programs reopen. We compared COVID-19 outcomes in child care providers who…

Weisenfeld GG, Frede Ellen, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report reviews the current integration of FCCs in publicly-funded pre-K. This is followed by a discussion of the potential opportunities and challenges derived from an analysis of current state policies and the FCC literature base.…

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
United States. Office of Child Care, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. ACF also investigates how…
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…
Early Milestones Colorado, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
As part of Colorado's COVID-19 Early Childhood Research Partnership, Early Milestones Colorado conducted five virtual conversations in July and August 2020. These discussions deepened our understanding of how the pandemic is impacting early…
Procare Solutions, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is an analysis of child care attendance and market changes, only among centers using Procare Solutions software products, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States. Data were collected by the software and anonymized…
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…
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 13 July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This online survey, created and conducted by NAEYC using SurveyMonkey, represents the responses of a non-randomized sample of 5,344 individuals working in center or home-based child care programs who completed the survey between June 19 and June 30…
Clayton Early Learning, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Clayton Early Learning conducted a survey of child care programs in Colorado to learn the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their ability to deliver essential services in their communities. The voices we heard add value to many initiatives in the…