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March 1, 2018
Colorado could get its first 24/7 child care facility for families in crisis
The Grand Valley Crisis Nursery would provide free short-term care for young children whose parents are experiencing emergencies or periods of high stress.
hope on the horizon
February 15, 2018
With promise of new federal money, more low-income Colorado families could get help with child care
Thousands of additional Colorado families might be able to pay for child care if a federal spending bill due in March fulfills the pledge of a recent budget deal.
February 9, 2018
A giant leap: How one Colorado community plans to double its child care spots in three years
Leaders in Mesa County want to tackle everything from low test scores to employment problems by improving early childhood care, but there are serious challenges ahead.
January 29, 2018
Bill to incentivize giving to Colorado child care providers advances
A bill that would extend a state tax credit that incentivizes donations to Colorado child care providers passed the House Finance Committee on Monday.
A new floor
January 19, 2018
Colorado’s new minimum wage means raises for child care workers and tuition increases for parents
Colorado's new minimum wage of $10.20 an hour is a good step for the state's child care workers, but comes with a few wrinkles, early childhood advocates say.
year in review
December 21, 2017
Early childhood discipline, child care deserts and funding challenges in the spotlight during 2017
Amid national debate on the disproportionate number of suspensions given out to young boys of color, Colorado lawmakers grappled with discipline policy in 2017.
December 18, 2017
Advocates push to extend tax credit to encourage donations to cash-strapped child care providers
A wide-ranging coalition that includes early childhood, education and business groups is galvanizing support for a bill to extend a state tax credit that incentivizes donations to Colorado child care providers.
December 6, 2017
Life in a child care desert: What one Denver neighborhood can teach us about solving a national problem
In the north Denver neighborhood of Elyria-Swansea, licensed child care is in short supply — a problem has sparked several efforts to alleviate the problem.
October 6, 2017
This Colorado ski town had an early childhood education crisis. Here’s what local leaders did about it.
A growing number of initiatives across Colorado use public money — usually gleaned from local property tax or sales tax — to improve child care and preschool options.
August 23, 2017
New York City child care centers are serving more infants, but for poor families seats are scarce
It remains to be seen whether the city will find a way to increase the capacity for this age group in centers.
(Very) early education
August 15, 2017
Bank Street heads to East New York to help child care providers play to their strengths
The Guttman Center wants to help child care providers solve problems and improve their care.
June 14, 2017
Can ‘3-K for All’ and child care centers work and play well together? Here’s what we know
To avoid the same problems that child care centers faced when enrolling 4-year-olds, directors say that DOE will need to do things differently.
November 17, 2016
How a Nashville charter group is changing to keep its teachers for the long haul
RePublic Schools adopts family-friendly staffing policies that include shorter school days and a child care spending credit.
Getting ready for school
October 20, 2016
How one program is training mothers, aunts and grandmothers in the ABCs of child care
Lots of young children spend their days with relatives or family friends, but until recently there's been little support for this part of the early childhood workforce.
raising the bar
September 29, 2016
Helping poor families afford child care used to be about working parents, but recent changes focus on kids
New federal rules, along with key policy and funding changes in Colorado, have shifted the focus of a program that helps poor families with child care costs.
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