Colorado House Bill 21-1304 created a new state Department of Early Childhood. The law called for public engagement to inform the department transition plan and implement universal preschool (see timeline below).
Early Milestones led this engagement process under the direction of the Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC). We facilitated subgroup meetings, monthly town halls, and listening sessions (learn more). Results were delivered to the Transition Working Group (TWG), made up of ECLC co-chairs, Governor’s office staff, and state agency leads. Information was also shared with the Transition Advisory Group (TAG).