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Project Experience

Project: ALBANY COUNTY CHILD CARE NEEDS STUDY
Location: Albany County, Wyoming
Client Address:

City of Laramie
406 Ivinson Street
P.O. Box C
Laramie, Wyoming 82073

Contact: Dave Derragon, Assistant City Manager
Year Completed: August 2009
Project Scope: 

Albany County, Wyoming was pursuing a Community Facilities Grant from the Wyoming Business Council for the development of a new child care center in Laramie, Wyoming.  In view of changing economic trends in Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council desired to have an updated analysis concerning the potential demand for this facility.    Pedersen Planning Consultants (PPC) was retained to complete this study in light of its earlier preparation of a Wyoming Workforce Childcare Needs Assessment in 2006.

PPC initially updated its previous analysis of selected demographic and economic trends in Albany County, identified the number of available childcare facilities, determined changes in child care enrollments, and evaluated changes associated with the cost of child care services.  The examination of these trends enabled PPC to make reasonable assumptions concerning future community growth in Albany County. 

These assumptions were incorporated into a statistical model that was developed by PPC to forecast the resident population of Albany County and the future demand for child care in the coming decade.  Overall child care demands were segregated for infant, toddler, preschool age, and school age care.  PPC ultimately determined the unmet child care demand that could not be met by existing child care providers in Albany County during the coming decade

Findings from the Albany County Child Care Needs Study report were eventually presented and discussed with members of the Laramie City Council.