Between 2021 and 2022, the Colorado Department of Early Childhood received over $700 million in stimulus funding to strengthen Colorado’s early childhood sector. The Colorado Lab is coordinating the Early Childhood Evaluation Hub, contracting with multiple evaluation teams to conduct high-quality evaluations of more than a dozen prioritized stimulus-funded activities to ensure the goals of the activities are being met. We’re highlighting these great partners over the next several newsletters.
Early Childhood Workforce: Recruitment, Retention and Quality
To create a supportive work environment that attracts and retains a well-qualified and diverse early childhood workforce, stimulus-funded activities include:
Spotlight on External Research Partner: Marzano Research
The Colorado Lab selected Marzano Research to evaluate these stimulus-funded activities. The team is led by managing senior researcher Dr. Carrie Germeroth who has expertise in early childhood development and learning with underresourced populations.
Through interviews and surveys of the Early Childhood Councils, Navigators, and other intermediaries implementing these activities, as well as child care providers, and the analysis of administrative data, the team’s evaluation efforts will seek to: