HB20-1043 (Buckner & Wilson/Todd & Priola) Early Childhood Educator Tax Credit Clean Up

Originally Posted: January 17, 2020
Last Updated: June 19, 2020


The bill is a technical clean-up bill and would address a drafting error in last year’s bipartisan early childhood educator tax credit bill (HB19-1005) and would be implemented as planned this tax year. The tax credit is tied to an educator’s credential level and is available at qualified licensed homes and centers.


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.

Current Status

Died on the calendar in House Appropriations Committee

Previous Statuses

January 17, 2020

Assigned to the House Education Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1:30pm in Room 0107

February 7, 2020

Passed out of the House Education Committee on a vote of 8-4 on Feb. 4 and now heads to the House Appropriations Committee.