A Proposal to Introduce Universal Pre-K in Colorado Takes Its First Step

Colorado Public Radio | Jenny Brundin

“It saves families money. It gives kids a strong start. It addresses educational inequities before they start, it helps identify the need for special education earlier.”

A 485-page bill was introduced last week to implement Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood. The new agency is tasked with launching the state’s universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program, which is slated to begin in 2023.

Brundin turns to our “Family & Provider Sentiments About Colorado’s Proposed Universal Pre-K Program” brief to highlight key reasons why some child care providers are hesitant to participate.

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