Outcomes for the Early Childhood Colorado Framework

We improve outcomes for young children birth to age eight and their families by advancing the alignment, coordination, and efficiency of programs and services.


REAUTHORIZATION OF THE ECLC

ON 1/19/2017 REPRESENTATIVE BRITTANY PETTERSEN AND REPRESENTATIVE JAMES WILSON INTRODUCED HB17-1106 TO AMEND THE STATUTES RELATING TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP COMMISSION FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: 

Thank you to the organizations who support THE ECLC reauthorization!

Colorado Children's Campaign

Qualistar Colorado

Early Childhood Summit

Junior League of Denver

Colorado Department of Human Services

Invest in Kids

Mile High Early Learning

Parent Possible

Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children

Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance

Bright by Three

Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children

Colorado PTA

Colorado Head Start Association

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

State Board of Education

  • Make changes to the legislative declaration, mission, and duties of the commission to include consideration of families of pregnant women and children;
  • Increase membership from 20 members to 25 members. Among other members described in the bill, the new members may include representatives of programs providing early childhood services and supports for military families.
  • Change the title of the person appointed to assist the department in fulfilling the duties of the commission from  'executive director' to 'director';
  • Remove the requirement that the director be compensated from money credited to the early childhood leadership  commission fund;
  • Permit the commission to seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, and donations for the expenses of the commission;
  • Allow general fund appropriations for the commission; and
  • Extend the repeal date and sunset review of the commission prior to its repeal from 2018 to 2023.              

ON 3/13/2017 THE BILL passed A third reading in the house and is now scheduled for a hearing before the senate human services committee on APRIL 5, 2017.

 


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The Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC) is Colorado’s state advisory council for early childhood. The role of the ECLC is to be a statewide leader, subject matter expert and champion of best and promising practices throughout the state.

The ECLC is statutorily charged to:

  • Assist public and private agencies in coordinating efforts to enhance alignment, which includes collaboration among five state departments.

  • Advise and make recommendations to the Office of Early Childhood, CDHS.

  • Develop strategies and monitor efforts to increase the access, quality and equity of services and supports on behalf of pregnant women and children birth through age eight.




For additional information regarding the ECLC, please contact: kristina.mueller@state.co.us