Accessible and Affordable Child Care

Improving cost and access for child care

Longmont consistently has nearly 6,000 children under the age of 5. While early childhood learning opportunities for children age 3 and 4 are also a priority, child care for the youngest of children aged 0 to 3 represent a significant cost burden for young families. Improving the accessibility and affordability of child care leads to healthier communities, a stronger economy, and better education outcomes.

Progress
20%

About This Initiative

  • Jan 2020 - Finalize data on current capacity of suppliers
  • Mar 2020 - Finish ELEVATE survey process for data
  • Apr 2020 - Review with Longmont community group
Outcomes
  • Decreased cost of child care for children age 0 to 3
  • Improved likelihood women participate in the labor force
Alignment
  • Success Metric: Increasing net migration of 25-34 years old
  • Success Metric: Steady employment-to-population ratio
  • Leading Indicator: Increase of supply of licensed child care providers