Use this page to connect to trusted informational reports and resources that address early childhood issues in Colorado, organized by the Framework Domains, Populations Served and Keywords.

2018 KIDS COUNT!

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The 2018 edition of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! examines child well-being trends across the 25-year history of the comprehensive report on child well- being. From plummeting infant mortality rates to a concerning rise in teen suicides, the anniversary edition of the KIDS COUNT report offers a long-term look at how Colorado kids are faring—and what … Read more >

Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Adult Health in Colorado

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic or stressful experiences, such as abuse, which occur during childhood or adolescence. Existing research shows that these negative early life experiences have long-lasting effects on an individual’s well-being. However, the burden of these experiences among Colorado adults was previously unknown. This study evaluated ten types of ACE: emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional neglect, … Read more >

Early Childhood Colorado Partnership: Shared Data Agenda

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The ECCP Shared Data Agenda 2 (Data Agenda) was collaboratively developed by partners on this team between November 2015 and January 2017 in order to drive shared measurement and collective impact on early childhood measures in alignment with the Early Childhood Colorado Framework (the Framework). The Framework is a shared vision for Colorado’s young children … Read more >

Early Childhood Professional Credential by Level

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This report is a count of the Professional Development Information System (PDIS) Users with an Early Childhood Professional Credential in Colorado. Published by: Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System via Colorado Department of Human Services and the Colorado Department of Education Published date: March 2018

Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2017

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Child Care Aware® of America provides a comprehensive review of average child care costs across the country, as well as briefs reviewing financing solutions, policy recommendations and conclusions.  The report emphasizes the importance of investing in child care, decreasing the cost burden on families, streamlining eligibility standards and procedures related to tax incentives, providing support to parents pursuing higher education, and … Read more >

The Status of Denver’s Children: A Community Resource 2017

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The Status of Denver’s Children 2017: A Community Resource provides in-depth information on how Denver kids and their families are faring using a variety of indicators – looking at the actual numbers as well as the places with high or low concentrations of factors. This resource is intended to be used to inform programs, services, and investments … Read more >

Mental Health and Substance Use Data Dashboard

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This information gives context to the environments in which children are growing and developing in Colorado, includes information about the types of providers available to care for mental health needs in the state (including children), and provides a single place where multiple indicators can be viewed.   Published by: Mental Health Colorado Published date: 2015-2018

Bearing the Cost of Early Care and Education in Colorado: An Economic Analysis

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Colorado’s economy is healthy, with higher average annual income and personal income growth, and lower unemployment rates than in the United States as a whole. Within the context of this thriving economy, the licensed, paid early care and education industry serves over 100,000 children birth-4 years old and employs more than 22,000 workers. It adds … Read more >