Several bills related to early learning will be heard in House Education Monday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. HB 15-1020 (Wilson) proposes fully funding full-day kindergarten (the state currently funds about a half day). HB 15-1024 (Pettersen/Kefalas & Todd) expands access to the Colorado Preschool Program, and HB 15-1001 proposes to align disparate scholarship mechanisms for early childhood educators within the Office of Early Childhood.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign this week launched the first ever Parent Academy—a new program for parents interested in learning how to advocate for high-quality education in their community and at the state level. The Parent Academy is designed to help parents use their voice to push for high-quality education opportunities for their children and all Colorado kids.
As the 2015 session of the Colorado General Assembly begins, we’ve collected the best available data and research on child well-being to help advocates advance—and protect—policies and investments we know will provide the greatest benefits to kids. Read about our 2015 Legislative Priorities.
Here are a few additional resources to help you advocate for Colorado kids: