A romp in the mud after a messy school year can be just what Colorado preschoolers need for their mental health
Early childhood caregivers are tending to preschoolers’ mental health, citing its connection to learning after a year of pandemic disruptions
Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril
Families kept home by pandemic restrictions report mounting stress and deteriorating behavior in their children
Colorado author Melissa Payne drew on her work experience to create a lost teen named Star
In "The Secrets of Lost Stones," elements of her work with abused and neglected kids coalesce around the story of one girl's search for family
As advocates tout preschool benefits, Colorado voters face question about funding it with tobacco tax hike
Proposition EE funds a universal preschool program by 2023, but critics suggest there’s no guarantee lawmakers will spend the money as designed
“We were overlooked”: Colorado’s child care providers face a rough road to coronavirus recovery
About 10% of Colorado child care centers and child care homes were still closed at the end of July because of the pandemic, according to a survey by the nonprofit Early Milestones Colorado
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Remote learning robbed Colorado kids of end-of-year traditions. It might also set them back over summer break.
To help students retain what they learned this year, teachers recommend they read daily, prepare meals a few nights and count bugs.
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Even as Colorado child care centers reopen, their long-term survivability is at risk
Under new restrictions, child care facilities can have no more than 10 kids per room. That means fewer spots for parents -- and less profit for providers.
Opinion: Decisive action needed to avert lasting harm for the youngest Coloradans
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