This bill would increase Basic Cash Assistance (BCA) in the TANF program to help narrow the gap created by the fact that BCA has not adjusted for cost of living since the program was created in 1996.View Update
Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Check the updates below for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.
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This bill would create a home visiting grant program to expand the number of children and families served by nationally recognized, evidence-based home visiting models throughout Colorado.View Update
This bill would create the HOME Act, which would create a public awareness campaign, a series of multi-county workshops for early childhood providers, and a series of regional workshops designed on how to start an early child care center or preschool.View Update
This bill would require the Department of Education in partnership with district boards of education to develop policy and procedural recommendations to streamline school district open enrollment processes across the state.View Update
This bill would direct the Department of Human Services to provide technical assistance and financial incentives to early care and education programs with a level 1 or 2 quality rating in Colorado Shines to support these programs in advancing to a higher level rating.View Update
Colorado only has licensed early care and education capacity for roughly 60 percent of the 247,000 children under six years old with all parents in the workforce. Providers identify the unavailability of qualified teachers as the most influential factor in limiting capacity.View Update