Articles By Ann Schimke

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Are you a Colorado child care provider who’s open for business? The state has money for you.

The goal is “to create somewhat of a support system around these small businesses as much as we can.”

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Up next in Colorado’s bid to help struggling readers: New training for thousands of teachers

The new teacher training requirement is among a raft of recent state changes meant to ensure teachers know and use approaches to reading instruction backed by science

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Colorado’s public preschool program was poised for growth. Will coronavirus derail everything?

In Colorado, where lawmakers are preparing for a budget hit of as much as $3 billion, the potential impact on recent early childhood gains is unclear.

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Colorado is about to get $41 million for early childhood. Here’s where the money could go.

One thing everyone agrees on is that $41 million, no matter how it’s divvied up, won’t get the job done

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She closed her Colorado child care center because of coronavirus. Now, she’s wondering if she’ll ever reopen.

Bill Jaeger, vice president of early childhood and policy initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, said he’s concerned the industry — where providers already operate on the thinnest of margins — could collapse

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Colorado expands emergency child care coverage to include grocery, construction workers

The announcement came after two groups representing grocery and food processing workers urged Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials to give such workers the same kinds of protections available to frontline health workers

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Some Colorado child care centers followed districts in closing. Now the state wants them to stay open.

Several Denver providers said they had thought carefully about whether or not to close, consulting health care professionals, their partners in local school districts, and infectious disease protocols.

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Colorado teachers plan to rally at the Capitol again this year — and at least one district will cancel classes

The 84,000-student Jeffco district made the announcement Wednesday, saying the number of expected teacher absences had exceeded the number that could be covered by substitutes