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New Report Outlines Recommendations for Improving Child Care Affordability

Increasing Colorado families’ access to affordable child care will require action from government, business and philanthropy, according to a new report from The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Qualistar Colorado and the Colorado Children’s Campaign. After a year of investigation into the …

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Report: Lifting Colorado’s Young Children Out of Poverty Requires Two-Generation Strategy

Two out of every five young children in Colorado are growing up in low-income households, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that calls for a comprehensive two-generation effort to lift kids out of poverty. The …

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Report Finds High-Poverty Neighborhoods Have Limited Choices for Child Care

Access to high quality child care is vital to ensuring that children enter school ready to learn and supporting parents who rely on care to work. Yet, according to a report aired this week on Colorado Public Radio, many child care …

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Progress in Congress This Week on Critical Programs for Kids

We know that high quality, reliable child care and affordable health coverage are essential for kids to grow up healthy and strong, so we were encouraged by progress made by Congress this week to address both the Child Care and …

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Work Starts on New Child Care Laws

The Colorado Children’s Campaign and our partners championed a package of laws improving child care in Colorado during this year’s legislative session (see fact sheets on HB 14-1317, HB 14-1022, HB 14-1072, and SB 14-003). The important work of turning …

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Capitol Update – May 2, 2014

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) Overhaul: HB 14-1317 (Duran/Nicholson, Kefalas) received bipartisan approval in the Senate, passing 20-15 this week. Early Friday, the House concurred with the Senate’s amendments and the bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for …

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Capitol Update – Mar. 21, 2014

Revenue Forecast: Tuesday, leading state economists presented the March 2014 state revenue and economic forecast. The forecast projects that Colorado’s General Fund revenue will be approximately $93 million higher than the previous forecast in 2013. In short, Colorado’s economy continues …

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Capitol Update – Mar. 14, 2014

Strengthen Vaccine Opt-Out Rules: HB 14-1288 (Pabon/Aguilar) was approved 9-2 by the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee late Thursday evening after more than six hours of testimony. The bill strikes a balance between preserving parental choice and protecting public …

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Speak Up for Kids Day Draws Record Number of Advocates to the Capitol

Parents and child advocates from across Colorado gathered at the State Capitol Thursday for the third annual Speak Up for Kids Day at the Capitol. More than 135 participants filled the halls to talk to legislators about child health and …

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Increasing Access to Quality Childhood Experiences Subject of This Week’s Lunch and Learn

The Children’s Campaign hosted the third event in our annual Lunch and Learn series this week, focusing on the importance of early development and access to quality learning experiences for young children. Children are born learning and they learn in …

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