Research & Evaluation
We conduct research and evaluation to use data as a foundation of our work. We utilize leading sources and embed research information, data, and findings to inform our professional development and grants. We are committed to staying apprised of new research in the field and continually update our services to reflect best practices.
Healthy Smiles Evaluation Findings | 2018
Evaluation conducted by Vantage Evaluation related to our oral health programming: training, family engagement, coaches, and child care programs that integrated best practices and policies. (See report)
Colorado Child Care Health Consultation Needs Assessment | 2017
We partnered with the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine – Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) and Children’s Hospital Colorado to develop, deliver, and analyzed an IRB-approved research project.
Leading Colorado’s Early Care and Education Workforce | 2016
We published the Leading Colorado’s Early Care and Education Workforce (2016) report in partnership with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado.
Parents & the High Cost of Child Care | 2016
Child Care Aware of America, headquartered in Arlington, VA, is a leading voice in child care. Their mission is to advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families. Each year a publication is released that focuses specifically on the cost of child care.
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
This website is designed to promote high-quality research and inform policy through free access to thousands of publications and datasets. On this website you can find data and resources, understand current research, and make connections. The website is sponsored by the National Center for Children in Poverty, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Child care affordability in colorado | 2014
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado awarded us a grant to investigate the barriers to affordable child care. We worked closely with the Colorado Children’s Campaign, and The Women’s Foundation of Colorado published the following series of papers to address the issue and make recommendations for solutions.
Research Supported by colorado data
Data on early childhood education quality, drawn from the Qualistar Rating™ and child outcome data drawn from the RAND Corporation’s evaluation of Colorado’s quality rating system have been published in more than 10 highly respected journals. This Annotated Bibliography describes each study.
The RAND report represents the first comprehensive study of the validity of quality rating systems as a tool for improving early childhood education quality.
Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages | 2014
The The Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study was conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment. The Center, housed with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California-Berkeley, was founded in 1999 to focus on achieving comprehensive public investments. This report underscores the benefits of early childhood education and the important role of early childhood professionals.