The Colorado General Assembly finished its 2013 legislative session this week. We’re excited to report that all of the Children’s Campaign’s priority bills were approved by lawmakers. Priority bills with final action this week:
- Alignment of Early Childhood Programs: House Bill 13-1117 (Hamner/Hodge & Kerr) was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper this week. It aligns early childhood services by moving numerous programs serving young children from multiple state agencies to the Colorado Department of Human Services. This will better serve children and families by streamlining enrollment processes and program administration. Click here to download a fact sheet.
- Infant and Toddler Quality and Access Grant Program: House Bill 13-1291 (Duran/Kefalas) earned final approval by the Senate and moves to the governor for approval. It would create a grant program through the Department of Human Services that would expand quality and availability for infant and toddler care. The program would fund quality improvement grants for infant and toddler classrooms and tiered reimbursement for children receiving child care subsidies and attending participating programs.
Stay tuned for our legislative impacts document next week and thank you for all of your help in making this such a strong session for kids!