HB19-1005 (Buckner & Wilson/Todd & Priola) Income Tax Credit for Early Childhood Educators
This bill would establish a new tax credit for early childhood educators that is tied to their credential level and available at qualifying licensed homes and schools.
The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill. Colorado faces a crisis in its supply of early childhood educators and a key limiting factor is the lack of adequate compensation to attract and retain our early education workforce. Early childhood educators earn half of kindergarten teachers in Colorado and parents cannot afford to pay more to increase compensation. A tax credit approach is an efficient way to invest in our early childhood educators.
Assigned to the House Education Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, January 22 at 1:30pm in HCR 0107.