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Lt. Gov. Garcia's office invites communities to give input on early childhood services and Race to the Top grant opportunity

Early childhood staff members from Lt. Gov. Joseph A. Garcia’s office to invite communities to one of eight statewide meetings to provide input on early childhood health, education and parent services and the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Fund grant proposal. The purpose of this listening tour is to engage communities in conversations about delivering more effective and efficient early childhood services and collect feedback and ideas for the Race to the Top grant proposal.

“On behalf of Colorado’s young children and families, we are committed to supporting local communities to improve the quality of early childhood experiences and relationships – including health and education services and support for early childhood teachers and professionals,” said Lt. Gov. Garcia. “This listening tour gives us the opportunity to collaborate directly with those who know these issues best - our local providers and parents.”

List of upcoming public meetings on the listening tour:

  • July 29 - Parker, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 South Peoria St., 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • August 2 - Vail, Vail Cascade Resort, 1300 Westhaven Drive, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • August 2 - Grand Junction, Western Colorado Community College, 2508 Blichmann Ave., 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
  • August 2 - Durango, Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • August 3 - Pueblo, Pueblo Community College, 900 West Orman Ave., 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • August 3 - Burlington, Community & Education Center, 340 South 14 St., 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • August 3 - Fort Morgan, Department of Human Services, 800 E. Beaver Ave., 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • August 5 - Lafayette, Lafayette Public Library, 775 West Baseline Rd., 10:00am - 12:30 p.m.


For those unable to attend one of the meetings on the early childhood listening tour and community conversations, or for more information regarding Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Fund, visit www.earlychildhoodcolorado.org. This early childhood services listening tour is sponsored by the Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC).