Colorado Licensed Child Care Facilities Dashboard
Sourced from the Colorado Licensed Child Care Facilities Report that gets updated monthly by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood
This dashboard has been created to allow for stakeholders to be more interactive with the Colorado Licensed Child Care Facilities dataset and to provide easier filtering for geographical subsets of data. The underlying dataset gets updated monthly and represents providers that are open and licensed. Below this text are "global filters" that will help filter the entire dashboard by geographic areas of interest and quality level; the charts included in this dashboard are formatted for optimal viewing when a County or ECC has been selected from the global filters. Once these filters are applied, the charts on the dashboard will update accordingly. On each of the charts, you can view the data in a chart or summary table format (selections can be made at the bottom left-hand corner of each chart).
The global filters below are optional; however, the charts included in this dashboard were formatted with the intention that global filters would be used (at a minimum) for County or ECC. Please keep in mind that these filters, once populated, will override any other filters on the charts below. Charts containing additional filters will be noted on the dashboard.
Licensed Provider Service Types
There are multiple license types available to child care providers in Colorado. The provider types included in the Colorado Licensed Child Care Facilities monthly dataset and this accompanying dashboard are: Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Centers, Preschool Programs, Family Child Care Homes, Large Family Child Care Homes, Experienced Family Child Care Homes, Three under Two Family Child Care Homes, Infant/Toddler Homes, Resident Camps and Neighborhood Youth Organizations. Unless a global filter is populated for "Provider Service Type", all of the above mentioned service types will be populated for this chart when applicable. Excluded from the dataset are unlicensed providers.
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Participating Providers
A Fiscal Agreement is a state-approved agreement between counties or their designees and child care provider(s) and must be in place in order for a child care provider to accept and be reimbursed for providing care to a child engaged with CCCAP. A Fiscal Agreement means a provider has the ability to be reimbursed through CCCAP but it is not an indication that the provider is currently providing care for children in CCCAP.
The chart to the left shows the number of providers who have an active fiscal agreement on file (True) and the number of providers who do not have an active fiscal agreement on file (False).
Total Licensed Capacity
The total licensed capacity data for center-based and home-based providers are included in the two charts below. Both charts have been filtered to only display capacity data for the provider types listed in their subtitle. If the "Provider Service Type" global filter is populated at the top of this dashboard, the selections made in the global filter will override the default filters and the charts will be reflective of the global filter selection(s) ONLY. For example, if "Preschool Program" is selected in the "Provider Service Type" global filter, only Preschool Programs' capacity data will be populated in both the Center and Home Capacity charts below.
Due to the filter interactions explained above, it is recommended that the capacity charts be interpreted without global filters populated for "Provider Service Type" at the top of this dashboard. Should a need arise for data relating to a specific provider type, the filters on each chart can be populated instead. These filters can be accessed in the top right tab of each chart.
Capacities by Age
The following charts illustrate licensed capacity by specific age groups. Given the nature of home-based care and their ability to serve a variety of age combinations at any given time, the following charts are restricted to center-based care only.
Due to the filter interactions explained in the section above, it is recommended that these charts also be interpreted without global filters populated for "Provider Service Type" at the top of this dashboard. Should a need arise for data relating to a specific provider type, the filters on each chart can be populated instead. Please note that home-based providers are not required to report capacity for specific age groups, thus home-based providers should not be selected for the age-specific capacity charts at this time.
Colorado Department of Early Childhood's Mission: The Colorado Department of Early Childhood ensures the delivery of a comprehensive, community-informed, data-driven, high quality and equitable early childhood system that supports the care, education and well-being of all Colorado’s young children, their families and early childhood professionals in all settings.
Colorado Department of Early Childhood's Vision: All Colorado children, families, and early childhood professionals are valued, healthy and thriving.
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