Larry Blackshear

Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood continues to move forward

Colorado Succeeds, in collaboration with a coalition of advocates, supported universal preschool and the state’s establishment of the Department of Early Childhood, which will oversee implementation of the new program.  A major win for learners, educators, and families alike, universal

Colorado Succeeds

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Policy Brief

Many Colorado families currently lack access to high quality, reliable early care and education opportunities for their children. For many, this critical service is either not available, not affordable, and/or not accessible. As a result, too many kids start their

Colorado Succeeds

Policy Brief: Colorado’s New Agency for Early Childhood

Business Community Recommendations for Innovation, Agility, and Impact through Agency Design Over the next 18 months, Colorado’s policy leaders will make critical decisions regarding a new state agency for early childhood and a new state-funded pre-kindergarten program that will shape

Lance Hostetter

Coming Soon: Policy Brief on New Department of Early Childhood

Next week, Colorado Succeeds, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), and ReadyNation Colorado will release a new policy brief outlining eight specific recommendations for how Colorado’s new state agency dedicated to early childhood programs and services should be structured.

Lance Hostetter

ECE is a Central Issue for Economic Recovery

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and economic collapse, Colorado Succeeds identified Early Childhood Education and Care (ECE) as an essential component of a strong economy, which allows parents to participate in paid work while children are cared for, supporting not