Bold action needed to fund care across the continuum – join us to learn more!

Written by: Lauren Corboy
Date Posted: March 17, 2023

Caregiving, in all the ways it happens in children’s lives, is essential and should be respected, prioritized, and funded accordingly. The Growing Our Future Coalition, comprised of 18 Colorado-based organizations that are committed to supporting early childhood, has strongly aligned around this core idea. Interested in learning more or being part of our work? Please join us for our first public coalition meeting on Friday, April 14 from 2-3 p.m. 

Child care is the foundation of our communities, but it is not treated as such. In Colorado, funding is the central obstacle that keeps us from making child care, and caregiving more broadly, a public good. Colorado’s inequitable, broken tax code – the foundation for all state funding – is in desperate need of reform to fully fund caregiving statewide. We are working to make changes that honor caregiving and support Colorado’s families and caregivers. Please join us in April as we reimagine how we fund care in Colorado. 

Reach out to our Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, Melissa Mares, at or our Early Childhood Policy Analyst, Lauren Corboy, at with any questions. 

Lauren Corboy

About Lauren Corboy

Lauren works for the Children’s Campaign as an Early Childhood Policy Analyst. Prior to joining the team, she taught kindergarten and pre-K in Washington, D.C. for seven years. Through this experience, she gained an intimate understanding of the systemic barriers facing so many of our nation’s children. In order to assist in the work of combating these inequities, she earned her Masters degree in Education Policy and Leadership from American University. Prior to teaching, she earned her Masters in Public Health Policy from Emory University as well as Bachelors degrees in Political Science and History from George Washington University.