SB20-126 (Story & Smallwood/Roberts & Van Winkle) Allow Home Child Care in Homeowners’ Association Community

Originally Posted: February 14, 2020
Last Updated: June 5, 2020


This bill would allow homeowners in communities governed by a homeowners’ association to operate a family child care home in their community.


The Children’s Campaign supports this bill. It represents an important step to address the child care shortage in Colorado by ensuring that family child care homes have the ability to succeed in all communities across the state. At least 247,000 Colorado children under the age of six live in families where all available parents are in the workforce. However, through our state’s licensed child care centers, family child care homes and preschools, we only have capacity to serve about 151,000 children, leaving about 96,000 kids in Colorado without access to licensed child care

Current Status

Passed out of the house on a vote of 62:2:1 and now heads to the Governor’s desk for signature.

Previous Statuses

February 14, 2020

Passed out of the Senate Local Government Committee unanimously and now heads to the Senate Floor for a vote.

February 28, 2020

Introduced in the House after passing thirds in the Senate. The bill was assigned to the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee where it has not yet been scheduled.