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84F29BF2E7A215D28725872D0058E7A2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For GENERAL UPDATES AND OVERVIEW OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EFFORTS IN COLORADO

INTERIM COMMITTEE  EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL READINESS
Date Aug 10, 2021      
Location SCR 357



General Updates and Overview of Early Childhood Efforts in Colorado - Committee Discussion Only

10:11:09 AM  
Susan Steele, President
and Chief Executive Officer of the Buell Foundation and Early Childhood
Leadership Commission (ECLC) Co-Chair, and Kristina Heyl, Director of the
ECLC, gave an overview of the ECLC's purpose and work and shared how the
ECLC is planning for the Universal Preschool Program and the new Department
for Early Childhood. The presentation is included as Attachment A.
10:28:56 AM  
Ms. Heyl and Ms.
Steele answered questions from the commission.

10:29:55 AM  
The commission took
a brief recess.
10:48:03 AM  
The commission came
back to order.


Mary Alice Cohen,
Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood
(OEC), Grace Eckel, OEC Senior Policy Advisor, and Lisa Castiglia, OEC
Director of Operations, presented an overview of the OEC's recent and upcoming
work, particularly the transition to universal preschool, as well as an
overview of how federal stimulus funding is being used. The presentation
is included as Attachment B and additional materials are included as Attachments
C-F.
11:03:50 AM  
The panel answered
questions from the commission.
11:20:03 AM  
The panel answered
further questions from the commission.

11:51:29 AM  
The panel answered
additional questions from the commission.
12:02:58 PM  
The commission took
a recess for lunch.






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