The Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) received over $465 million in American Rescue Plan Act and Child Care Development Fund funds to strengthen and expand the early childhood sector in Colorado and ensure all children have access to high-quality child care. CDEC is partnering with the Lab to build data collection and evaluation strategies for the stimulus-funded activities.
The Colorado Lab’s mission is improving the lives of Colorado residents by partnering with state and local governments to strengthen coordinated and efficient person-centered services.
We believe that smart, strategic partnerships with government have the potential to improve people’s lives.
State and Local Government
So we listen to our state and local government partners to understand the most pressing challenges they face.
Then, we activate the research community to work with those partners to generate insights.
Together, we take a 360-degree view of problems, focusing on the needs of the whole person.
When we do this, we create powerful partnerships that drive change, improving the lives of Colorado residents.
The Latest from the Lab
Our new Evidence-building for Family First: Rigorous Evaluation Annual Report provides ongoing guidance to ensure strategic investments in evidence-building for services and programs positioned to meet the needs of Colorado’s children, youth, and families.
The Colorado Lab is partnering with the Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel (ORPC) to build evidence for their model of interdisciplinary team representation.