House Bill 23-1027 was passed to promote high quality family time in Colorado. The Colorado Lab is partnering with the High Quality Parenting Time Task Force to conduct a statewide study on parenting time practices and develop data-informed recommendations on best practice standards for delivering family time that drive positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.
Early Childhood Evaluation Hub: Early Childhood Workforce – Recruitment, Retention and Quality and Spotlight on External Research Partner, Marzano Research
A portion of the stimulus funding supports work environment that attracts and retains a well-qualified and diverse early childhood workforce.
Family First Evidence-Building Hub: Annual Report & Spotlight on External Research Partner, Colorado Implementation Science Unit
Under the Family First Evidence-Building Hub, the Colorado Lab coordinates and oversees evaluations to build evidence of effectiveness for four interventions as part of the state’s strategy to support children and families and prevent foster care placement. Additional evaluations will be added under the Hub as new programs and services are prioritized.
Early Childhood Evaluation Hub: Expanding Child Care Programs and Spotlight on External Research Partner, Schultz Patel Evaluation
A portion of the stimulus funding supports the construction of new child care facilities and the expansion of existing programs to increase the availability of licensed early childhood programs for families in Colorado.
Early Childhood Evaluation Hub: CCCAP and Spotlight on External Research Partner, Dr. Andrew Brodsky
We’re highlighting great partners evaluating activities to strengthen Colorado’s early childhood sector with stimulus funding provided through the Colorado Department of Early Childhood. This month, we feature Dr. Andrew Brodsky, whose team is evaluating the Colorado Child Care Assistance for Families and Providers program.
Early Childhood Evaluation Hub: Stabilization and Sustainability Activities and Spotlight on External Research Partner, Dr. Ann Wacker
We’re highlighting great partners evaluating activities to strengthen Colorado’s early childhood sector with stimulus funding provided through the Colorado Department of Early Childhood.
This qualitative research study will elicit experiential data from birthing individuals impacted by substance use/substance use disorders, from pregnancy through the first year postpartum. By including the perceptions and experiences of those with lived expertise, data on barriers and facilitators to cross-system care coordination for family well-being and perinatal health can be understood from multiple vantage points.
Following the passage of SB21-194, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment partnered with the Colorado Lab to better understand barriers and facilitators to using research evidence during policy decision-making.
Substance use during pregnancy is a growing issue that demands cross-system solutions. The Colorado Lab, Illuminate Colorado, and the Kempe Center are collaboratively leading a four-year pilot to develop a data-informed strategic framework for coordinated Plan of Safe Care service delivery and tracking across Colorado.
The Colorado Lab is contracting with local evaluation partners to support the Colorado Department of Early Childhood’s focus on strategies to strengthen and expand the early childhood sector in Colorado and support families and the workforce to ensure all children have access to high-quality child care.