Colorado’s Preschool Development Grant (PDG) provides $33.5 million to support Colorado’s vision that all children are ready for school when entering kindergarten. Colorado Shines Brighter, the state’s PDG B-5 initiative, works to maximize the number of high-quality early care and education options available to families, especially families identified as vulnerable and underserved such as those living in rural areas, families of infants and toddlers, and families of children with special needs.

Brodsky Research is partnering with the Butler Institute to conduct a cost evaluation of Colorado Shines Brighter. This work provides a picture of program expenses, and is intended to help create financial efficiencies and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of program outcomes.