Brief | October 6, 2021

Colorado’s New Agency for Early Childhood

Business Community Recommendations for Innovation, Agility and Impact through Agency Design

High quality early childhood care and education is critical to the success of Colorado’s workforce, businesses, and economy. As such, Colorado advocates take great interest in the work legislators are doing to establish both a new state agency for early childhood programs and a new universal pre-kindergarten program. In this brief, which is based on best practices from the private sector and case studies of other state early childhood systems, a coalition of early childhood supports, including ReadyNation, Colorado Succeeds, and EPIC, offer actionable and specific recommendations related to the establishment of the new state agency.

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