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

Originally Posted: January 26, 2018
Last Updated: April 13, 2018

Summary

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.

Position

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

Passed the House on a bipartisan vote of 39-22 and has been signed by the governor

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

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