Resources for Strengthening Colorado Communities

Early Milestones wants to help partners navigate the developing information about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There are many things that we can do in practice and through policy to help lessen the spread of this disease and its negative impact on young children and their families.

This page, to be updated daily, offers an array of resources on research, policy, and practice. Bookmark this page to check back regularly and follow us on Twitter to learn the latest. You can also read our COVID-19 special edition of the Milestones Monitor and sign up to receive future issues.

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Counties Support CCCAP Policy Changes During the Crisis

In response to the widespread impact of COVID-19 on both families and the early care and learning sector, many Colorado counties have adjusted policies for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). According to data provided by CDHS, 53 counties temporarily increased the number of absences a child is allowed per month with 18 counties allowing absences for the full 31 days. Forty-two counties also waived parent fees.

These temporary policy adaptations provide key financial support to help low-income families maintain spots with their child care providers if they need to keep their child home during the public health crisis.

Last updated August 1.

Other Resources

Resources from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is the most comprehensive source for updates and information around the coronavirus. Below are a few links to essential resources.

School Reopening Resources

Families, educators, and policymakers face many challenges as school reopen this fall. Local guidance and other resources are included below.