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Bill Detail: SB21-236

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Title Increase Capacity Early Childhood Care & Education
Status Governor Signed (06/16/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Human Services
House Sponsors K. Tipper (D)
T. Van Beber (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Sonnenberg (R)
T. Story (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 04/06/2021

The bill creates 4 new grant programs to increase capacity for early
childhood care and education, improve recruitment and retention rates for
early childhood educators (educators), and improve salaries for educators.
Specifically, the bill creates the following programs:
  • The employer-based child care facility grant program;

  • The early care and education recruitment and retention
grant and scholarship program;
  • The child care teacher salary grant program; and
  • The community innovation and resilience for care and
learning equity (CIRCLE) grant program.
The bill also eliminates the repeal dates for the child care
sustainability grant program and the emerging and expanding child care
grant program.
The bill appropriates money for the grant programs from the
general fund as well as from federal funds from the child care
development fund.

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