Chalkbeat Colorado | Melanie Asmar
Governor Jared Polis brought together statewide early childhood experts to create a child care support system for workers essential to slowing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado. This article from Chalkbeat Colorado discusses the new Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative that is now available to professionals in health care, public safety, at-risk care, and other critical fields.
Approximately 80,000 of the state’s emergency workers have children under age 8. A new website asks workers to fill out a survey detailing their child care needs.