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Letter to the editor: Early learners win in Colorado, thanks to legislators

Posted 5/7/19

Early learners win in Colorado, thanks to legislators In January, I attended a town hall meeting in Westminster with state Senators Dominick Moreno and Faith Winter asking that they support full-day …

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Letter to the editor: Early learners win in Colorado, thanks to legislators

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In January, I attended a town hall meeting in Westminster with state Senators Dominick Moreno and Faith Winter asking that they support full-day kindergarten legislation for all of Colorado’s five-year-olds.

I am pleased to thank them for supporting HB19-1262, “State Funding for Full-day Kindergarten,” which passed the legislature last night (April 30). The bill is now on its way to Governor Polis for signature into law. This legislation provides $184 million dollars to make full-day kindergarten free for children in all of Colorado’s 178 school districts. This means nearly 14,000 children who currently cannot access full-day kindergarten, will soon have the chance to attend full-day kindergarten. The funding also makes more than 5,000 preschool spots available to children in our state- the single largest expansion of the Colorado Preschool Program since its creation.

Providing quality early learning for Colorado’s youngest learners is a powerful step toward establishing equity in education and leveling the playing field for Colorado’s kids.

Join me in thanking the Colorado General Assembly for passing this historic legislation.

Jennifer Wolf,

Denver

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