More than 70 stakeholders came together in late July to share their thoughts on the causes of, and solutions to, Colorado’s dramatic loss of infant and family child care since 2010.
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As part of the Colorado Shines Brighter Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five, the Office of Early Childhood and the Colorado Health Institute are hosting a series of focus groups across the state with parents and caregivers and with early childhood educators, service providers, and other stakeholders, now through August 8th.
Join the Raise Colorado coalition for one of two discussions of Senate Bill 19-063 (SB 63) and its requirement that Colorado create an Infant and Family Child Care Action Plan. The meetings will include a presentation of the SB 63 process by Kristen Lang of the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and a facilitated discussion of the barriers and solutions to Colorado’s infant and family child care shortage.
This week the Children’s Campaign was proud to join Gov. Jared Polis, lawmakers and advocates at several bill signing ceremonies. On Tuesday, we joined educators and children at Stedman Elementary in Denver to celebrate the signing of the full-day kindergarten bill.
This week, Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman released his team’s latest findings about the long-term, and now inter-generational, impacts of targeted, high quality early childhood investments. He based his findings on longitudinal data from the Perry Preschool Program that began more than five decades ago.
Infant and maternal health advocates gathered on Tuesday, April 16 for a screening and panel discussion of Precious Loss, a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary that investigates why, despite their wealth, their bachelor’s degrees or their age, Black families are three times more likely to lose their babies before the child has a first birthday than their White counterparts.
On Thursday, Raise Colorado coalition leaders formally introduced themselves and the work they do, advocating on issues affecting expecting families, pregnant people, infants and toddlers by hand delivering 100 succulents in baby-themed planters to every Colorado legislator.
This week the Kindergarten NOW Coalition hosted parents, advocates and educators at the Capitol to push full-day kindergarten legislation over the finish line. We tracked down legislators in halls and offices, and joined Gov. Jared Polis in a mini-rally in the West Foyer, along with bill sponsors Rep. Barbara McLachlan, Rep. Jim Wilson and Sen. Jeff Bridges.
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Join the Raise Colorado coalition, the American Academy of Pediatrics – Colorado Chapter, and other partners on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo St.) for a screening and panel discussion of Precious Loss.