Author Archives: Children's Campaign

Announcing KIDS COUNT in Colorado!: A Letter from Kelly Causey, President and CEO

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our release event at the Capitol this week—we appreciate your support. Dear friends, KIDS COUNT in Colorado! is a bit different this year. The first thing you might notice is all of …

Posted in KidsFlash, Outreach |


Capitol updates: Teacher Preparation, School Finance, Child Care Quality Programs and more

Each week of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly we’ll bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health and education of Colorado kids. Click here for a full list of the legislation …

Posted in KidsFlash, Legislative |


SB17-107 (Merrifield/McLachlan) Reward Access to Arts Education In Public Schools

Summary: The bill creates an additional performance indicator that measures the degree to which a public school or school district provides access to courses or educational programs in dance, drama and theater, music, and visual arts and directs the State …

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HB17-1355 (Young/Lundberg) County Block Grant Money to Child Care Quality Programs

Summary: The bill expands uses of the county allocation for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program funding to allow counties to invest in specific child care quality initiatives. Position: The Children’s Campaign’s appreciates the bill’s focus on 1) the …

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HB17-1353 (Young/Lundberg) Implement Medicaid Delivery & Payment Initiatives

Summary: The bill codifies the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC), the primary Medicaid delivery system in Colorado. Position: The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports the bill and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s work to continue to deliver care in …

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HB17-1344 (Bridges & Pettersen/Priola &Todd) Innovative Teacher Preparation Pilot Programs

Summary: The bill would establish a series of pilot programs to test innovative ideas developed by a diverse coalition of K-12 and higher education stakeholders. These pilots would produce valuable information and data to help state leaders improve teacher preparation …

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HB17-1340 (Lundeen & Garnett) Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance

Summary: This bill creates a legislative interim committee to study the current school finance structure and to make recommendations for K-12 education funding in Colorado. The bill specifies the number of members that must serve on the committee and how …

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HB17-1332 (Bridges & Wilson/Smallwood & Fenberg) Teacher Licensure Programs in Nonpublic Child Care & Preschool Facilities

Summary: This bill would expand the settings in which a teacher may receive an alternative teacher license to include licensed nonpublic child care and preschool facilities. Position: The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill as a way to increase the …

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HB17-1320 (Michaelson Jenet/Fenberg & Coram) Age Of Consent for Outpatient Psychotherapy

Summary: This bill lowers the age at which a minor can seek and obtain outpatient psychotherapy services from a licensed mental health professional. Position: The Children’s Campaign supports this bill as a way to help ensure that kids have access …

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HB17-1287 (Hamner & Rankin/Kerr & Priola) Achieving A Vision for Education in Colorado

Summary: The bill creates a steering committee to lead the statewide effort in establishing a vision for education in the state and creating a plan to achieve the vision. Additionally, the bill creates an executive advisory board with representatives from …

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