Fast Fact – Jan. 27, 2023

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 27, 2023

In addition to providing nurturing early learning experiences for young children, child care also keeps our state’s economy running—a fact that became clearer than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many child care settings closed in response to stay-at-home orders. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau collected in late summer 2022 indicated that more than one-fourth of all Colorado households with children under 5 reported that their child care arrangement was disrupted at some point in the past four weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about early childhood data collected during the pandemic by the Census Household Pulse Survey, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit