New state commission to examine early childhood education funding

The 29-member group is made up of several state legislators along with the state superintendent of education and other advocates, providers and school officials. by Nader Issa (Originally published December 16, 2019, ...
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Early childhood mental health consultation

  Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) connects social-emotional development experts with early educators, health care providers, and others who work with young children. Positive mental health provides a founda ...
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2020 Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants Request for Proposals

    The Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado Initiative (the Initiative) is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020 funding to support partnerships interested in advancing th ...
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Thousands of Colorado kids at risk of falling behind aren’t enrolled in preschool, but schools are out of room

Gov. Polis wants to expand preschool to cover more of the 76,000 kids at risk of falling behind in kindergarten, but with some districts at capacity, BEST grant funds may provide wiggle room by Erica Breunlin (Origina ...
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Four ways that tinkering with Colorado’s school funding formula could impact the state’s districts

Lawmakers are nailing down the first draft of the 25-year-old formula’s proposed makeover, but the push for change is far from complete by Erica Breunlin (Originally published December 16, 2019, by The Colorado Sun) ...
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New report dings Denver’s preschool program quality, but there’s more to the story

by Ann Schimke (Originally published December 12, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado) A national report on the quality of city preschool programs across the country gives Denver a mediocre rating, ...
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Opinion: The myth of the two-parent home

New research indicates that access to resources, more than family structure, matters for black kids’ success. by Christina Cross (Originally published December 9, 2019, by The New York Times) ...
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Black and brown children not represented in children’s books

Opinion by Susan Muaddi Darraj (Originally published December 6, 2019, by The Baltimore Sun) [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Susan Muaddi Darraj recently won an Americ ...
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Why child care is so ridiculously expensive

Three broad reasons obtaining care for kids now costs as much as buying a brand new Hyundai Elantra each year by Derek Thompson (Originally published November 26, 2019, by The Atlantic) One side ...
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Wealthy cities can afford to expand pre-K: What about everyone else?

In struggling Rust Belt cities, child care deserts threaten educational progress by Megan Conn (Originally published November 16, 2019, by The Hechinger Report) EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Gloria ...
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