Tag Archives: Child Care

Child Safety in Care Settings Focus of Denver Post Article

The Denver Post published a report this week highlighting the importance of regular licensing visits for child care facilities and the need to invest in quality child care and safe settings for our youngest children. In the report, the Post …

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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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New Child Care Report Finds Costs Driven by Complex Factors

Basic safeguards for children in child care centers and the average pay for child care workers—who remain among the lowest paid in Colorado’s workforce—are key reasons why child care in Colorado is among the least affordable in the nation, according …

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Child Care Costs Vary Widely Across Colorado

The affordability of child care is an issue for many working Colorado families, but it’s particularly hard for families with one income. Providing a safe, nurturing environment for children so parents can work requires a lot of labor—but that’s only …

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Capitol Update – April 18, 2014

Tighten Vaccine Opt-Out Rules: HB 14-1288 (Pabon/Aguilar) was amended and approved 3-2 by the Senate Committee on State, Military and Veteran Affairs Wednesday and moves to the full Senate. The amendment struck the portion of the bill that would have …

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Capitol Update – Feb. 21, 2014

Pediatric Dental Benefits: HB 14-1053 (McCann/Aguilar) was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this week. The bill gives the Colorado Insurance Commissioner the authority to fix a marketplace inequity and align regulations guiding the Connect for Health Colorado market and …

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Colorado among Bottom Five States for Child Care Affordability

A report released this week by Child Care Aware of America ranks Colorado as one of the least affordable states for child care in the country. According to the report, Parents and the High Cost of Care, the average annual …

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Child Care Assistance at a Pivot Point

The United States is at a pivotal moment for child care assistance, according to a report released this week by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). With recent expanded child care investments, state-based advocates could build on the initial progress …

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Economic Opportunity and Poverty Reduction Task Force Advances Two Child Care Bills

On Wednesday, the Economic Opportunity and Poverty Reduction Task Force, an interim committee of the Colorado General Assembly, approved several bills to be introduced during the 2014 legislative session. These included two bills to ensure child care is affordable, accessible …

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Spanish Version of School Readiness for All Report Released

Earlier this year , Colorado’s Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Care Learning Community released School Readiness for All: The Contributions of Family, Friend and Neighbor Care, highlighting the contributions of family, friend and neighbor child care providers throughout Colorado. This week, …

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