In the 2011-2012 school year, 20,160 Colorado children were enrolled in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The number of CPP slots is capped by the legislature and has remained flat for the past three school years. CPP provides high-quality preschool free of charge, and research […]
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Legislators and Partners Join for Lunch & Learn on Child Health Colorado legislators and other partners who attended this week’s Child Health Lunch & Learn explored the history of child health insurance coverage and the opportunities they have this session to ensure all Colorado kids […]
Next week we expect two of our priority bills to have second committee hearings, including: Alignment of Child Development Programs: House Bill 13-1117 (Hamner/Hodge,Newell) will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 a.m. in the Legislative Services Building Room A. […]
The Circle of Friends Leadership Board, the Children’s Campaign’s ambassador network, has kicked off its year and begun helping the Children’s Campaign plan its much-anticipated annual events—the Membership Tea, Colorado Shops for Kids, and the Annual Luncheon—that raise critical funds for our work on behalf […]
In 2011, 9.7 percent of all Colorado kids under age 19 were uninsured, according to a Colorado Health Institute analysis of data from the American Community Survey. Although the percentage of uninsured Colorado children has declined in recent years, it remains high in several counties. […]
The efforts of the School Finance Partnership continue as we enter the legislative session, with many eyes at the capitol and communities statewide focused on the effort to overhaul the state’s School Finance Act. Sen. Mike Johnston hopes to introduce legislation this month and to […]