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Bill Detail: HB20-1016

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Title Increase Quality In Early Childhood Education Programs
Status House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations (02/04/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. Wilson (R)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative
Commission. The bill requires the department of human services (state
department) to provide technical assistance and financial incentives to
programs that are rated at a level one or 2 in the Colorado shines system
(system) to support the programs in advancing to a higher quality level,
and to programs that are rated at a level 3, 4, or 5 to support the programs

in maintaining a high-quality level or advancing to a higher quality level.
Each early childhood council (council) shall support the state department
with this assistance by providing local community outreach and
engagement strategies.
The bill requires each council seeking to apply for
school-readiness quality improvement funding (funding) to describe how
the council will target and recruit programs that are rated in the system at
a level one or higher in the council's 3-year school readiness plan.
Councils that received funding prior to the 2020-21 fiscal year must
amend the council's 3-year school readiness plan.

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