SB18-099 (Merrifield & Priola/Pettersen & Wilson) Align Early Childhood Quality Improvement Programs

Originally Posted: January 26, 2018
Last Updated: January 26, 2018


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.

Current Status

The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan vote of 6-1 and now heads to the Senate floor for debate.

Previous Statuses

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