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Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission

 Report to Legislative Council


 Final Report



Committee Members

Representatives Senators
 Brittany Pettersen, Chair  Nancy Todd, Vice-Chair
 Beth McCann  John Kefalas
 James Wilson Vicki Marble 


Working Groups
Topic Chair
Kindergarten and School Readiness Representative Jim Wilson
Quality of Early Childhood Workforce Senator Nancy Todd
Early Childhood Funding
and Collaboration
Senator John Kefalas
Family Support Representatative Brittany Pettersen/Senator Vicki Marble
Mental and Behavioral Health Representative Beth McCann

Working group meeting dates will be posted in the 2014 Working Group Schedule below,
as they are received.

 Staff Contacts:

Lisa Gezelter

Kristen Koehler

Bill Zepernick 

(303) 866-3521

To contact committee staff, please email:


2014 Committee Schedule
Meeting Information


July 14 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
July 28 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
September 2 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112
September 22 Agenda Summary 9:00 a.m. HCR 0112


2014 Working Groups Schedule
Date Meeting Information Time Location
August 8  Early Childhood Funding and Collaboration
 Working Group
9:00 a.m. SCR 354
August 26  Early Childhood Funding and Collaboration
 Working Group
9:00 a.m. SCR 356


Staff Memoranda
Date Title/Subject
 July 14 Committee Charge


Reports, Issue Briefs, and Memoranda
Date Title/Subject
 July 14 House Bill 13-1007
  Early Childhood Framework
  Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development
  A Working Partnership for Colorado's Working Families
  The Colorado Early Childhood System
  Adverse Childhood Experiences Handout
  Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  Colorado Childcare Assistance Program 2014 Policy Changes Presentation
  Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition Presentation
  Colorado Children's Trust Fund Fact Sheet
  Colorado Early Childhood Education Professional Development Handbook
  Colorado Infant and Toddler Quality and Availability Grant Fact Sheet
  Colorado Preschool Program 2014 Legislative Report
  Colorado Preschool Program Fact Sheet
  Colorado's Early Childhood Landscape - Presentation by CDE and CDHS
  Early Childhood Councils Fact Sheet
  Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado Presentation
  Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Program Fact Sheet
  Early Intervention Colorado Fact Sheet
  Early Learning Ventures Presentation
  Family Resources Centers Fact Sheet
  Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care in Colorado - Presentation 
  Integrated Early Childhood Services in Primary Care Settings Presentation
  Invest in Kids Presentation
  Key Consideration for Early Childhood Policy Presentation
  Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Fact Sheet
  Nurse Home Visitor Program Fact Sheet
  Office of Early Childhood Organizational Chart
  Promoting Safe and Stable Families Fact Sheet
  Pyramid Plus Presentation
  Quality in Early Childhood Education Presentation
  Quality Ratings and Improvement Panel Handouts
  Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Overview
  Results Matter Fact Sheet
  School Readiness Quality Improvement Program Fact Sheet
  Mother's Education and Children's Outcomes, How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America's Families
  Providers Advancing School Outcomes
  Tapping the Potential, Profile of AdultEducation Target Population, Colorado
  Thriving Children, Successful Parents, A Two Generation Approach to Poverty


Proposed Legislation
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