The West Steps: Bilingual Child Care Licensing is About More Than a License

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 8, 2024

In this episode of The West Steps, we’re discussing efforts to improve language access and language justice in Colorado by making sure that critical resources and information are available in languages that are prevalent in our state. Earlier this year, Colorado’s legislature passed a bill to make sure that child care licensing resources in our state are available in Spanish as well as English.

Lauren Corboy, Senior Policy Analyst at the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Angelica Prisciliano, Director of Policy at the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition join us to talk about why language access matters – in general and in early childhood. We also talk about how this year’s effort to make sure the Colorado Department of Early Childhood can provide bilingual licensing resources and support could have ripple effects that support families and kids across the state.

You can contact Lauren Corboy at laurenc@coloradokids.org and Angelica Prisciliano at angelica@coparentcoalition.org. Learn more about our work by visiting our website and social media (@coloradokidsorg).

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2024 Policy Priorities: 2024 Legislative Session – Colorado Children’s Campaign (coloradokids.org)

The KidsFlash Blog: KidsFlash – Child Advocacy News | Colorado Children’s Campaign (coloradokids.org)

2023 KIDS COUNT REPORT: 2023 KIDS COUNT – Colorado Children’s Campaign (coloradokids.org)

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.