SB18-099 (Merrifield & Priola/Pettersen & Wilson) Align Early Childhood Quality Improvement Programs
This bill aligns child care quality improvement initiatives so that these initiatives are more efficient and follow best practices by revising the School Readiness Quality Improvement (SRQIP) and Infant-Toddler Quality and Availability (ITQA) grant programs to align with recent quality improvement initiatives.
The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill as a way to streamline initiatives to improve the quality of child care in Colorado and to ensure limited quality improvement dollars go to support the school readiness of children at sensitive points in their lives.
Passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 39-22 and has been signed by the governor
January 26, 2018
Assigned to the Senate Education Committee
February 9, 2018
Assigned to the Senate Education Committee, where it will be heard on Feb. 14 upon adjournment in Room 352
February 16, 2018
The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan vote of 6-1 and now heads to the Senate floor for debate.
March 9, 2018
Passed the Senate this week on a bipartisan vote of 27-8 and now heads to the House
March 16, 2018
Passed the House Education Committee on a bipartisan vote of 8-5 and now heads to the House Floor for debate
March 16, 2018
Passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 39-22 and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature