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.
Building Colorado’s Pyramid Network Hub | 2022
Our intention for the transition was to co-create an inclusive, collaborative structure that strengthens connections, resources, policies, and evidence-based practices to support social-emotional development. This work is an integral part of our shared vision in the Early Childhood Colorado Framework, that all children are valued, healthy and thriving. Presented at the National Training Institute (NTI) 2022 Conference.
Building a Sustainable Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Network Hub: Highlights from Colorado | 2022
In 2021, Colorado’s ECMHC Network Hub was funded and began the journey to co-create an inclusive, collaborative structure that strengthens connections, resources, policies, and practices for mental health consultation to ensure children, families, and programs can thrive.
Baby Teeth Matter: Integrating Oral Health In Early Childhood | 2019
Dental disease is the leading chronic disease of Colorado children, even though it is completely preventable. Oral health affects overall health and early childhood cavities can lead to chronic pain, problems eating and sleeping, and missed school. In Colorado, a number of interdisciplinary efforts and programs have been implemented to address this problem. Presented at the Zero to Three 2019 Conference.
KIDS COUNT in Colorado | 2021
Each year, the Colorado Children’s Campaign publishes the Kids Count Report that highlights important statistics about the well-being of children and families in our state.
Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s Early Care & Learning Sector
This statewide research conducted by Early Milestones Colorado was designed to inform system-level approaches for re-building the sector quickly, getting families back to work, and preparing for future crises.
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.
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.