New Law Will Help Colorado Employers Build On-Site Child Care Facilities

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover

“Last year was a wake-up call on how important but fragile our child care system is. This helps families get safe, accessible and affordable high-quality learning. Today’s bill is a big darn deal.”  said Michelle Barnes, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services. 

Colorado Senate Bill 236, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tammy Story of Conifer and Republican Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling, creates an employer-based child care facility grant program to construct or remodel an area to provide licensed child care services to its employees. The newly signed law will be putting some $400 million into early childhood education and child care programs.

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