Carman: Ruthless misogyny is behind our failure to care for children
Reliable, affordable care for kids is vital infrastructure. People dropping out of the workforce is a clear sign of a fiscal death spiral.
Desperate for teachers and staff, some rural Colorado schools are offering their workers child care
Faced with persistent staffing shortages, some rural school districts have decided to open child care centers themselves.
What should Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood look like? Leaders want parent, teacher say.
With three months to figure out the department’s structure, the state wants to know how to improve preschool services and financial aid for families.
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
Opinion: The Biden and Polis preschool plans are important steps forward for Colorado families, but they won’t fix all child care problems
As scholars who study child care and women’s labor — and as mothers of young children — we know how difficult it has been for mothers to juggle work and child care during this pandemic.
Colorado governor, Democrats aim to create new office of early childhood education to streamline services
The agency would be established in July 2022 and house Colorado’s new universal preschool program
Drool for school: Colorado schools add saliva testing to slow spread of coronavirus in the classroom
Regular testing of elementary school kids aims to ID asymptomatic cases and keep disease from shutting down in-person learning this spring
Thousands of families redshirted their preschoolers and kindergarteners. Will they swell Colorado schools next fall?
Districts could face larger classes of young learners come 2021, which may result in bigger class sizes or hiring challenges amid strapped budgets.
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
Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more
The 11 statewide policy questions on the 2020 election ballot carry far-reaching implications for social and fiscal future of Colorado
A Colorado school is taking coronavirus testing beyond its students and teachers
Clayton Early Learning’s entire school community — students, their families and teachers — can access high-quality testing on campus for free. It’s a unique approach to combating the virus that could serve as a national model.
Coronavirus has masked Colorado students’ emotions. Teachers are trying new ways to connect.
While masks haven’t obstructed learning or teachers’ ability to forge relationships with their kids, they have in some cases slowed communication and made it more difficult for educators to keep tabs on how their students are doing emotionally and academically.
Voters will decide in November whether all Colorado 4-year-olds can attend preschool starting in 2023
Voters will be asked in November whether to raise taxes on nicotine products to fund a universal preschool program, one of Gov. Jared Polis’ major policy goals
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.
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.
Opinion: Decisive action needed to avert lasting harm for the youngest Coloradans
What happened to free? Colorado Gov. Polis has changed how he talks about preschool
There are big challenges to paying for preschool in Colorado, a state that does not fully fund its K-12 education system and only this year started paying for full-day kindergarten
Gov. Polis pitches preschool expansion, insists Colorado can afford it
Jared Polis has pledged that Colorado will have universal preschool access for 4-year-olds by the end of his first term in 2023
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
With Proposition CC’s failure, Colorado Democrats face a budget crunch in 2020. Here are their 4 options to address it.
Democrats in the Colorado legislature will have to choose between sacrificing parts of their ambitious agenda, or finding creative –– and politically risky –– ways to pay for it