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.

And please send us your questions or suggestions for content that we can share.

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 July 21.

COVID-19 and Child Care

Early Milestones, with research assistance by Colorado Children’s Campaign, performed a national scan of state-level responses to child care needs during the pandemic. Find out how Colorado’s responses compare to the rest of the nation.

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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.

Count All Kids 2020

The pandemic is creating challenges for the 2020 Census. The US Census Bureau is adapting its operations to address public health concerns.

There are several ways to respond to the 2020 Census, including online and over the phone.

There are also many great resources available from Together We Count Colorado.