This bill requires the Colorado Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Early Childhood Leadership Commission and other stakeholders, to create a strategic action plan by December 2019 to address the declining availability of infant care and family child care homes in Colorado.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 establish a new tax credit for early childhood educators that is tied to their credential level and available at qualifying licensed homes and schools.View Update
HB19-1038 (Duran & Lontine/Ginal & Story) Dental Services for Pregnant Women on Children’s Basic Health Plan Plus
This bill strengthens the School Health Professionals Grant Program by ensuring that schools can hire behavioral health professionals to provide services that promote student mental health and social-emotional development, prevent behavioral health issues, and train staff and students.View Update
This bill would make permanent Colorado’s five year-old low income child care expenses tax credit that is currently set to expire at the end of the next tax year.View Update
This bill authorizes local communities to create special districts for the purpose of delivering early childhood development services for children from birth through eight years of age.View Update