The Need for Preschool has Never Been Greater — and Never Harder — for Struggling Colorado Families to Get

Sentinel Colorado (via Colorado Sun) | Carina Julig

“Many people talk about ‘high quality’ early childhood education and I feel like the number one component of that is high quality staff… People who are competent and caring.”

Even before the pandemic, the early care and learning workforce in Colorado was stretched thin. As the state prepares for the launch of universal preschool (UPK), stakeholders are concerned about the program’s ability to reach the families who need access most. Carina Julig of Sentinel Colorado explores this challenge, and others, that the industry will face in developing an equitable UPK system.

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