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The creation of a new Department of Early Childhood is on its way to becoming a reality! This week, House Bill 1304 received bipartisan support in its first hearing before the House Education Committee.
After its implementation in 2009, Colorado saw a number of positive outcomes as a result of the Colorado Family Planning Initiative (CFPI). This program provided funding to Title X family planning clinics and helped increase access to contraception – especially more expensive long-acting reversible
High quality, accessible child care is not only necessary for helping young children thrive, but also for creating a strong and stable economy. In Colorado, our early childhood system remains fragmented and difficult to maneuver for both families and providers.
Capitol Updates: Legislators hear bills on family planning services, early childhood workforce after the State Budget is finalized
The legislative logjam has started to break! For the most part, bills that require funding are often parked in an Appropriations committee for months as they wait for funding to be assigned to them.
This week, a district court judge overturned the federal eviction moratorium enacted by the Centers for Disease Control to help keep families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Babies from all 50 states and DC, including Quinny and her family from Colorado, will be delivering a message to Congress: Push babies to the top of your priority list!