Category: Early Childhood

Report: How much progress has Colorado made to change the state’s vaccination outlook?

The Colorado Immunization Coalition released a first-of-its kind report: The 2017 State of the State’s Immunization: A Report on Colorado’s Vaccine Protection for Its Communities this week. The report provides a comprehensive look at Colorado’s immunization history and future opportunities …

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Report: How does the Early Care and Education Sector Function within Colorado’s Economy?

  As part of the Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado Project, Early Milestones Colorado commissioned a newly-released report, Bearing the Cost of Early Care and Education in Colorado, that examines the critical role of the early care and …

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Study: Where are America’s, and Colorado’s, Child Care Deserts?

The Center for American Progress (CAP) released a new report on the prevalence of child care deserts in 22 states, including Colorado, entitled “Mapping America’s Child Care Deserts.” The report provides a tool that allows users to input their address …

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Join us on 8/15 for a #SaludTues tweetchat on early childhood development!

We’ll be cohosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. about early childhood development and Latino children together with Salud America, Nacer Sano Baby, 1,000 Days and Child Trends. Early care providers and early childhood development programs …

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Early childhood access and affordability study seeks consultants for Adams County study

The Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County has issued a request for proposals to support a study of early childhood access and affordability. The partnership includes more than 45 organizations dedicated to improving systems serving young children and families. Click …

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The President’s budget proposal threatens the well-being of Colorado’s children

President Trump released his blueprint for the federal budget this week, and it holds bad news for kids. The President’s budget proposal marks the first step in a long federal budget process in Congress. His proposal, if enacted, would have …

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Capitol Update: Wins and misses on behalf of kids at the Colorado State Capitol

The Colorado General Assembly wrapped up its 2017 Regular Session last week and we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of legislative wins and misses on behalf of Colorado kids. Click here to read our 2017 Legislative Impacts for a concise summary …

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Reflections from the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network

I was recently honored to be invited to join the American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network and last week joined more than 70 members of the network in Washington, D.C. Network members, including a strong contingent from Colorado, were able to …

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Statement on early childhood discipline legislation

Statement from the Colorado Equity in Early Childhood Coalition on Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee vote against efforts to curb the use of suspensions and expulsions in public preschool and early elementary grades (HB 17-1210 – Lontine &Buckner/Priola …

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School Health Professional Grant 2017 Q&A Webinar

The Colorado Children’s Campaign was proud to join with numerous other partners in support of SB 17-068 [Todd/Singer] to allow elementary schools to participant existing grant programs that expand access to counselors, nurses, and other school health professionals.  The bill …

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