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1DAAAFFDB2CE35468725844000543717 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP COMMISSION

INTERIM COMMITTEE  EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL READINESS
Date Jul 23, 2019      
Location SCR 357



Early Childhood Leadership Commission - Committee Discussion Only

09:19:54 AM  
Kristina Heyl, Director, Early Childhood
Leadership Commission (ECLC), came to the table to begin her presentation.
 She distributed a copy of her presentation and two additional handouts
to the members (Attachments A, B, and C).  Ms. Heyl reviewed the mission
and purpose of the ECLC, and spoke about the Early Childhood Workforce
2020 Plan, the Early Childhood Communications Collaborative, the Early
Childhood Colorado Framework, and several areas of opportunity that the
ECLC recommends that the commission focus on, which include improving access
to high-quality early care and education for all families, elevating the
early childhood workforce, and supporting improved family health and economic
security.
09:37:05 AM  
Ms. Heyl answered questions from the commission
regarding the ECLC's relationships and partnerships with local early childhood
agencies and groups around the state.  She discussed the variety of
languages spoken in early child care homes and centers.  Representative
Sirota asked about the high cost of child care and how to recruit and retain
early child care workers and educators.






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