Child Welfare Financing in Colorado: Current Landscape and Recommendations

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Child welfare-related activities and services have complex sources of funding. Numerous funding streams and multiple agencies seek to support the children and families that are known to the child welfare system. At the state and local levels, this complexity sometimes means that policymakers, practitioners, advocates, and other stakeholders do not have a complete picture of … Read more >

United States Census Bureau QuickFacts: Colorado

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QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. The current report has the following sections: Population, Age and Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, Population Characteristics, Housing, Families and Living Arrangements,  Computer and Internet Use, Education, Health, Economy, Transportation, Income and Poverty, Businesses, and … Read more >

Bright by Text Evaluation Report

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Across the United States, large numbers of young children are affected by one or more risk factors for environmentally influenced developmental delay. Bright by Text (BBT) aims to support children and caregivers by delivering bite-sized and developmentally targeted doses of Bright by Three’s (BB3) research-based curriculum and curated content from resources such as Vroom and … Read more >

2018 Parents as Teachers Evaluation Parent Possible

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In 2017-18, Parent Possible worked with the OMNI Institute to conduct an analysis of the evaluation data gathered from 28 sites delivering the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program throughout Colorado. Evaluation instruments were administered twice and include a parent-report survey; home visitor observations of parent child interaction; and home visitor assessments of children’s school readiness. … Read more >

2018 Home Instruction of Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Evaluation Parent Possible

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In 2017-18, Parent Possible worked with the OMNI Institute to conduct an analysis of the evaluation data gathered from 7 sites delivering the Home Instruction of Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program throughout Colorado. Evaluation instruments were administered twice and include a parent-report survey; home visitor observations of parent child interaction; and home visitor assessments … Read more >

2017 Return on Investment-Early Learning Ventures

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A focused study of Early Childhood Education providers and stakeholders with detailed information about their usage of Early Learning Venture’s (ELV) services and how these services impacted their operations. The study found that providers who use ELV’s services experience significant cost savings, increases in administrative efficiency, improved working conditions, which could lead to a higher … Read more >

Colorado Family Resource Center Association: Family Pathways and CFSA 2.0 Evaluation Report

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The purpose of the Family Resource Center Association Evaluation Report is to present information on families served by Family Resource Centers through the Family Pathways, including their demographic characteristics and services received; and family outcomes following family support services including gains in areas vital for safe, stable, and thriving families, and that protect children from … Read more >

Early Learning Ventures Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Model

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In 2015, Early Learning Ventures (ELV) received a federal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant, which enabled ELV to provide comprehensive services to 240 children under three years old by partnering with 32 child care providers across four counties in Colorado. After just one year of EHS-CCP implementation, providers partnering with ELV experienced stronger … Read more >

SafeCare Colorado- Final Report

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SafeCare® is an evidence-based in-home parent education program designed for high risk families with children birth to five. The program in Colorado is currently piloting in 11 community-based agencies serving 39 counties and two tribal nations. SafeCare Colorado (SCC) is designed to be home based, voluntary, and preventive. The Kempe Center for the Prevention and … Read more >

Colorado Community Response Evaluation Final Report

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Colorado Community Response (CCR) is a voluntary child maltreatment prevention pilot program implemented over the past three years as part of the Governor’s Keeping Children Safe and Families Healthy 2.0 Plan. Goals are to increase economic security and build protective factors to prevent child neglect and abuse in low-income families. This evaluation was conducted from … Read more >