Letter to the Editor: Full-day kindergarten a win

I was pleased to hear Senator Dominick Moreno, Chair of the Colorado Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC), list funding for full-day Kindergarten as a priority for the JBC in 2019, at a Town Hall Saturday in Westminster.

Studies show that children who receive a high-quality early education are 20 percent more likely to graduate from high school and, on average, earn a 50 percent higher income. Yet 14,000 Colorado children do not have access to full-day Kindergarten. State legislators have the chance this year to level the playing field for Colorado kids by passing a budget to fund full-day kindergarten.