Share your perspective on Colorado’s infant and family child care shortage
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. Identical meetings will be held:
- Saturday, July 27 at Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave – RSVP at bit.ly/satsb63meeting OR
- Monday, July 29 in the PCL Room at Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West – RSVP at bit.ly/sb63meeting.
Coffee and a light breakfast will be available starting at 8:30 am, and the meeting will start promptly at 9:00. (Due to the collaborative nature of this meeting, we highly recommend attending in person. If this is not possible for you, we will also have a video/phone conference option (Zoom) available.)
The Colorado legislature passed SB 63 in 2019 as an effort to address Colorado’s dramatic loss of family and infant child care. Since 2010, the state has experienced a decline of 1,582 family child care homes, with an average of approximately 200 family child care homes closing each year. Because infant child care is more often provided in family child care homes than in child care centers, the decline of family child care homes has resulted in more than 7,300 fewer infant slots in the state in 2018 than in 2010. As a parent, provider, advocate, educator or other interested party, your perspective will ensure that the SB 63 report that is delivered to the Colorado General Assembly on December 1, 2019 is as robust and solution-focused as possible. We hope you can join the discussion! Contact Kayla Frawley with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.