In the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state, and local agencies scrambled to support the essential workers on the front lines of stopping the spread. This included a tidal wave of child care concerns to be addressed. However, each state handled emergency child care differently, generating new and critical questions for local providers and families. Though the crisis is not over, many of these questions can now be answered.
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. This page is dedicated to comparing Colorado’s response to key questions with other states across the country.