Christina Walker, Director of Policy and
Advocacy for Clayton Early Learning, and Crystal Munoz, Exectuive Director
of Roots Family Center, came to the table to speak about the Raise Colorado
Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Coalition. The presentation and several
additional handouts can be found as Attachments H, I, J, and K. Ms.
Munoz explained that Raise Colorado is a statewide coalition that takes
collective action to promote bold public policy and change public perception
regarding the health and well-being of pregnant people, new families, infants,
and toddler. She said the coalition focuses on quality, affordable
child care, time for parents to bond with their babies, healthy emotional
development, and strong physical health and nutrition. Ms. Walker
reviewed several pieces of legislation passed during the 2019 legislative
session that impact the areas on which the coalition focuses. The
commission took a brief recess.