Thanks to Polis for focus on children

As a single mom trying to juggle the madness of child care and as we enter this season of thankfulness, I would like to give thanks to elected officials like Governor-elect Jared Polis who see investing in child care and early childhood education as a priority.

As an early childhood professional, advocate and single mother, I know how these investments can generate positive, long-term effects for children. A child’s brain is almost completely developed by age 5, which is a critical window for academic development and overall well-being. By enrolling children in high-quality early learning programs at an early age, we can ensure they will get a strong start and learn at the same level as their peers.

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