The House Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education heard from practitioners, researchers and parents about the lack of accessible, affordable, high-quality childcare and the impact of child care on the country’s economy.
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Colorado’s increasing investment in early childhood is expanding access to quality early education experiences for Colorado kids. A total of 61,989 kindergartners enrolled in full-day classes in Colorado’s public schools this fall, 11,913 more than the previous year.
Despite significant outcomes for kids, the Colorado Preschool Program only serving about 40 percent of eligible children, a new report finds
Since it was established by the Colorado General Assembly in 1988, the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) has served more than 400,000 children and continues to produce long-lasting positive outcomes.
The Office of Early Childhood formally announced that Colorado was one of only 26 states to successfully apply for and receive a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The 2020 Census is only a few months away, and Colorado needs your help to count all kids! Beginning in January, Together We Count will be hosting several trainings in communities across the state to equip trusted messengers with information and resources they need to ensure their communities are counted in the 2020 Census.
Children’s Campaign engages teachers in review and redesign of Colorado’s educator evaluation system
Education policy is stronger when teachers are directly involved in its creation and implementation.
Earlier today, the Colorado General Assembly’s Legislative Council approved numerous bills impacting children and families from interim committees to be introduced when the 2020 Legislative Session starts in January.
On Monday, December 9, the Raise Colorado Coalition is hosting its 2019 Advocacy Training for new, emerging, and experienced advocates who want to learn more about the policymaking process and navigating the line between lobbying and advocacy.
Colorado’s Interim Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission met for the final time this year on Thursday and unanimously advanced four pieces of legislation.
Earlier this month, federal judges in three states, California, Vermont and New York, temporarily blocked the Public Charge Rule from taking effect. As you may recall from previous KidsFlash articles, the public charge rule change would make it increasingly difficult for documented immigrants to move along the path to citizenship.