Colorado Licensed Child Care Facilities Report

data.colorado.gov | Last Updated 14 Aug 2018

This dataset includes all non-24 hour licensed child care facilities in the State of Colorado. It is updated twice a month, and is intended for public use. It includes CDHS-issued child care license numbers, legal business names as they appear in the licensing application, the types of service the programs provide, the physical location address es of the programs as they appear in the licensing application, the longitude-latitude coordinate values derived from geocoding services and spatial QA, the valid Colorado Shines quality rating levels (if applicable), total licensed capacities, and CCCAP utilization and fiscal agreement. Disclaimer: The State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Human Services, and the Office of Early Childhood make no representations or warranties expressed or implied, with respect to the use of data provided herewith regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. There is no guarantee or representation to the user as to the accuracy, currency, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data “as is”. The State of Colorado assumes no responsibility for loss or damage incurred as a result of any user reliance on this data. Users of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the usability of the information. The State of Colorado does not necessarily endorse any interpretations or products derived from the data.

Tags: early childhood, licensed child care, child care center, day care, family child care home, qris quality ratings, colorado shines, cccap

This dataset has the following 29 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
PROVIDER IDprovider_idnumberunique CDHS-issued license number
PROVIDER NAMEprovider_nametextlegal business name as it appears in the licensing application
PROVIDER SERVICE TYPEprovider_service_typetextlicense type based on type of service; values include ‘Day care center’, ‘Preschool’, ‘Day care home’, ‘Day Care Home 3’, ‘Experienced Child Care Provider’, ‘Infant /toddler home’, ‘Large day care home’, 'Neighborhood Youth Organization', 'Resident Camp', and 'School age child care'; does not include 24-hour license types (e.g., day treatment) or license-exempt child care.
STREET ADDRESSstreet_addresstextfull physical location street address as it appears in the licensing application
CITYcitytextphysical location city name as it appears in the licensing application
STATEstatetextphysical location state name as it appears in the licensing application
ZIPziptextphysical location ZIP postal code as it appears in the licensing application
COUNTYcountytextthe name of the county for each program’s location as it appears in the licensing application
COMMUNITYcommunitytextthe name of the Census county subdivision
ECCecctextthe name of the Early Childhood Council the provider is associated with
CCRRccrrtextthe name of the Child Care Resource and Referral organization the provider is associated with
SCHOOL DISTRICTschool_districttextthe name of the school district the provider is located in
POINT_Xpoint_xnumberthe longitude coordinate value of the program's physical location; coordinate system: Geographic, NAD83, degrees
POINT_Ypoint_ynumberthe latitude coordinate valueof the program's physical location; coordinate system: Geographic, NAD83, degrees
AWARD DATEaward_datecalendar_dateaward/assign date of QRIS RATING LEVEL; if rating level is greater than 1 and award date is blank, this indicates that the program obtained that rating through an alternative pathway
EXPIRATION DATEexpiration_datecalendar_dateexpiration date of QRIS RATING LEVEL; if rating level is greater than 1 and award date is blank, this indicates that the program obtained that rating through an alternative pathway
QRIS RATING LEVELqris_rating_leveltextfinal quality rating level as determined by the highest valid rating available; if blank, the program is not QRIS-eligible, and ratings are not applicable
TOTAL LICENSED CAPACITYtotal_licensed_capacitynumberthe maximum number of children for whom care can be provided at any point in time
CCCAP CHILD COUNT_D1cccap_child_count_d1numberthe number of children utilizing CCCAP at least once during the month [reflects most current data available; two months prior to the date of this report or D1]
CCCAP CASE COUNT_D1cccap_case_count_d1numberthe number of cases (or families) with at lease one child utilizing CCCAP at least once during the month [reflects most current data available; two months prior to the date of this report or D1]
CCCAP FA EXP DATE_D1cccap_fa_exp_date_d1calendar_dateCCCAP fiscal agreement expiration date across any associated county [reflects data two months prior to the date of this report or D1]
CCCAP TOTAL AUTH_D1cccap_total_auth_d1numberthe total number of CCCAP authorizations for all fiscal agreements [reflects data two months prior to the date of this report or D1]
CCCAP FA STATUS_D1cccap_fa_status_d1numberthe status of the CCCAP fiscal agreement with at least one county, with '1' indicating 'open' status [reflects data two months prior to the date of this report or D1]
CCCAP AMOUNT PAID_D1cccap_amount_paid_d1numberCCCAP subsidy dollars paid out for care occurring in the month; Parent fee (copay) is not included in this amount [reflects most current data available; two months prior to the date of this report or D1]
CCCAP FA EXP DATE_D2cccap_fa_exp_date_d2calendar_datethe latest CCCAP fiscal agreement expiration date across any associated county [reflects most current data available; through the previous two weeks prior from the date of this report or D2]
CCCAP TOTAL AUTH_D2cccap_total_auth_d2numberthe total number of CCCAP authorizations for all fiscal agreements [reflects most current data available; through the previous two weeks prior from the date of this report or D2]
CCCAP FA STATUS_D2cccap_fa_status_d2numberthe status of the CCCAP fiscal agreement with at least one county, with '1' indicating 'open' status [reflects most current data available; through the previous two weeks prior from the date of this report or D2]
LICENSE FEE DISCOUNTlicense_fee_discountnumberIndicates eligibility for a discounted continuation fee based on Colorado Shines quality rating and CCCAP participation. [1] indicates that the facility has at least a Colorado Shines Level 3 and its average annual CCCAP utilization divided by its current licensed capacity is at least 50%. [0] indicates that the facility has not met both of those criteria.
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