OPINION: The Moment Is Here

As an educator, I know how critical high-quality early learning is to academic success. 

So, I took notice of Gov. Jared Polis’ campaign platform, specifically his position to support full-day kindergarten funding and his goal to provide access to quality early learning for all. From his State of the State address and budget proposal to the Joint Budget Committee, I’ve paid close attention. 

It’s no secret that children who enter elementary school having attended quality preschool and kindergarten programs are better prepared to learn, grow emotionally and socially, and reap the benefits of a classroom education. We know this from years of research on the subject. 

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