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. Within the brief, partners urge state policymakers to make children, families and educators – the end-users of the system – central in its design.
The brief is being released in response to the passage of House Bill 21-1304, roughly one month before Governor Polis’ administration will make recommendations to legislators about the structure of the new state agency. The brief outlines specific steps the state should take regarding the size and scope of the agency, transparency and accountability measures, leadership and culture priorities, and innovation and responsiveness.
The full brief with recommendations will be released on Oct. 5. Stay up to date by following Colorado Succeeds on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.