“That matters because the sooner children start receiving services, the more likely it is that they’ll return to a typical developmental track by the time they reach school,” said Bill Jaeger, vice president of early childhood and policy initiatives at Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Coverage
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“When people have access to routine immunizations, people of color are less likely to opt out of vaccines than their white counterparts, so part of closing the vaccination gap is improving access,” Erica Manoatl, Manager of Research Initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, said.View Press Coverage
“The Colorado Children’s Campaign believes the Child Tax Credit has been and continues to be one of the most vital tools we have to ensure Colorado families are financially secure.”View Press Coverage
“Masks are an evidence-based way to reduce the spread of COVID, but it’s really important that everyone wear one for them to be the most effective,” Erica Manoatl said. “If it’s only recommended, not everyone will do it.”View Press Coverage
In districts that made every effort to offer in-person instruction, some families may have been hesitant to send children to school consistently because of COVID worries, said Erica Manoatl, manager of research initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Coverage
“Even before the pandemic struck, too many kids and families in Colorado were facing challenges such as poverty, mental health struggles, or difficulty finding high-quality child care,” Kelly Causey, president and CEO of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, said in a written statement.View Press Coverage