Alternative Rate Methodology for Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Reimbursement Rates The Colorado Department of Early Childhood, established in July 2022, provides a broad range of programs and services to young children, their families, and early childhood professionals. The Department oversees the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), which helps families that are homeless, searching for work, attending school, […]
Preschool Cost Modeling
The Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the University of Denver is evaluating the Colorado Department of Early Childhood’s activities to strengthen and expand the early childhood sector in Colorado with the support of over $465 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and ARPA Child Care and Development Fund dollars. Brodsky Research is currently leading the evaluation of four of these activities
Colorado HB22-1295 established the Colorado Universal Preschool Program to provide expanded services for the state’s young children. Beginning fall 2023, the program will include access to preschool services for all children in the year preceding kindergarten; preschool for all 3- and 4-year-old children with disabilities; as well as additional services for preschool-aged children who meet qualifying factors, including income eligibility. Brodsky Research developed a per-child rate funding formula for Colorado’s Department of Human Services
Toledo, Ohio is engaged in a multi-year process to provide high-quality preschool to all children in Toledo. Brodsky Research is assisting with the evaluation and data component of the project. Andrew Brodsky has been involved in this process since late 2018, when a group of stakeholders in Toledo coalesced to bring preschool to the city.
High-quality early childhood experiences are one of the most important factors that drive adult success. The child care industry is also an important component of Colorado’s economy. In spite of this, the high cost of quality child care remains out of reach for many parents, and wages for early childhood professionals remain low. BRC is partnering with the Butler
The Colorado Early Investment Model is the first interactive model to map costs and benefits of a state’s entire early childhood system. The model was commissioned by the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC) to help stakeholders better understand the scope of the state’s current EC system, and the costs associated with expanding the system. It