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Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Nicolaou Katherine, Silva-Padron Geraldo, Thornton Courtney, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
In the summer of 2020, Early Milestones developed three coordinated surveys in conjunction with multiple partners in Colorado’s ECE sector. Our goal was to estimate the impact of COVID-19 throughout the state. These three surveys focused on the…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, Longworth-Reed Laricia, McGee Andrew B., Nicolaou Katherine, Roberts Amy M., Thornton Courtney, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Families already had trouble finding affordable child care before the pandemic. COVID-19 has only made things worse. Many child care providers have shut down or reduced enrollment, family members are out of work, and school operations are shifting…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, McGee Andrew B., Thornton Courtney, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
In July 2020, Early Milestones Colorado collected survey responses from 5,942 of the state's early childhood educators. Unsurprisingly, the data revealed furloughs, lay-offs, and uncertainty about the future of their career. Ongoing concerns about…
Delap Suzanne, Franko Meg, Hasan Nazia, McGee Andrew B., Thornton Courtney, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
In June 2020, Early Milestones collected survey responses from 1,207 licensed child care providers in Colorado. Through this research, we learned that nearly 10% of Colorado's providers have closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and…
Melnick Emily M., Thomas Karen, Farewell Charlotte V., Quinlan Jennie, LaFlamme Deanna, Brogden Diane, Scarbro Sharon, Puma Jini E., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To evaluate the impact of a preschool-based nutrition education programme consisting of twelve ‘hands on’ nutrition education lessons delivered during the school year on young children’s willingness to consume fruits and vegetables.…
Powers Jamie N., Farewell Charlotte V., Maiurro Emily, Puma Jini E., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education (ECE) working environments often contribute to poor health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to describe healthy eating-related and physical activity-related awareness and adoption of behavior change of ECE providers…
Farewell Charlotte V., Powers Jamie N., Maiurro Emily, Scarbro Sharon, Quinlan Jennie, Puma Jini E., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Changing Policy, System, and Environmental features focused on physical activity and healthy eating behaviors can play a key role in obesity prevention strategies in early childhood education settings because of their broad reach and…
Meadow Miranda, June, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of the attitudes of family child care providers in Colorado toward proposed menu changes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), based on survey responses from 451 providers
Colorado. Child and Adult Care Food Program, n.d.
Reports & Papers
This report provides key insights to the food access situation of child care centers around the state of Colorado based on the stories and feedback heard from providers through face-to-face interviews, collecting stories of both challenges and…
Colorado. Child and Adult Care Food Program, n.d.
Executive Summary
The intent of this food access scan is to understand: 1) to what degree accessibility of the food items required by HMI may pose challenges; 2) to what degree affordability of the food items required by HMI may pose challenges; and, 3) to what…