New data visualization tools available August 2015

Bright by Three will soon have a new resource available for early childhood advocates and supporters, as well as our partners across the state: data visualization tools that will allow for an detailed understanding of  data on parents, caregivers, and children under three in Colorado.

By providing user-friendly data tools that allow stakeholders to see and understand data, we hope to provide a vehicle for prioritizing infants and toddlers at the state, regional, and community level. According to ZERO TO THREE’s 2015 Colorado State Baby Facts, a significant percentage of infants and toddlers in Colorado live in low-income families. Of these, 26% live in a single parent home.

Bright by Three’s new tools will take this type of data and information a step further, by allowing you to pinpoint where infants and toddlers with risk factors are located and see a picture of where the greatest need lies. Risk factors include race, income, education level, language spoken at home, and parent marital status:

risk factors

In addition, partners and stakeholders will be able to see how many visits and other engagements are being conducted with parents and caregivers in their area. This type of data allows us to see how many individuals are receiving resources and tools to support their child’s healthy development through a visit, a text, an email, or another method:

engagements

Data will be updated in real time using Tableau software, making this an ongoing useful resource. The new tools will be available in August 2015 – stay tuned for updates. For questions or feedback on what type of early childhood data would be helpful for you, please contact Molly Brooks, Data & Design Specialist, at molly@bb3.org.