CDEC Organizational Theories of Change

A series of theories of change (TOCs), that explicitly align the Colorado Department of Early Childhood’s (CDEC) programmatic efforts with the goals from its strategic plan, including: access and quality, workforce, family strengthening, and a unifying TOC.

Matrix of Stimulus Activities

This matrix provides a comprehensive list of all stimulus-funded strategies, along with an indication of which strategic outcomes each activity helps achieve.

Stimulus Info Sheet

This info sheet provides an overview of CDEC’s stimulus-funded strategies, organized by outcome areas within CDEC’s strategic plan. It provides example stimulus strategies within each outcome area to show how stimulus funds are helping achieve CDEC objectives.

Stimulus Synthesis of Evidence to Date

This brief synthesizes findings from evaluation of nearly 20 stimulus-funded strategies within CDEC. Findings are organized by outcome areas within CDEC’s strategic goals: access & quality, workforce development, and family strengthening. Findings can be used by CDEC and funding recipients to improve implementation of stimulus-funded activities and by legislators to inform funding and policy decisions […]

Family First Annual Rigorous Evaluation Report SFY24

Delivered in May each year, this report details rigorous evaluation efforts underway, including a summary of evidence to date, for programs and services currently in Colorado’s Family First evidence-building pipeline. The report can be used by the CDHS Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) team, Child Welfare Prevention Task Group, policymakers, and legislators, to […]

Early Childhood Evidence-Building Hub Stimulus Info Sheet

This info sheet provides an overview of CDEC’s stimulus-funded strategies, organized by outcome areas within CDEC’s strategic plan. It provides example stimulus-strategies within each outcome area to show how stimulus funds are helping achieve CDEC objectives.