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We’re Empowering Coloradans to Be the Voice for Kids
Coloradans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development.
We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.
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Colorado in the News
As the grandmother of three grandchildren, I see how expensive childcare has become in recent years, and I am concerned that Aurora families do not have the means to secure quality childcare, even though they must work.
Child care is a critical component of a high-quality education early in life. That's why we're proud to co-sponsor the bipartisan Colorado House Bill 1208, which provides a refundable tax credit to families making $60,000 or less annually with child care expenses.
Save the Children Action Network President Kris Perry released the following statement today after Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed into law HB18-1208, the bipartisan Expand Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit bill.
State Polling Results
SCAN commissioned a bipartisan polling team to conduct survey research among general election voters
in five states to gauge their opinions about early childhood education and early intervention policies.
In addition to general election voters, SCAN conducted interviews among both Democratic and Republican primary voters.
The results showed that legislators and candidates looking for issues with broad appeal that can meaningfully
improve the lives of their constituents should invest in our youngest learners and early intervention programs.
Mobilization Manager, Colorado
Annalise is the Colorado mobilization manager for Save the Children Action Network. Throughout her career she has led humanitarian, development, and human rights campaigns. She has worked extensively in Latin America and has carried out focused projects in Asia and Africa.
Annalise received her Master of Arts in Latin American studies from the University of California, San Diego, and holds a certificate in international human rights and humanitarian law from American University, Washington College of Law.
She works in the Denver area with the Community Language Cooperative as a Spanish-English interpreter, is a board member of the Latin America Working Group, and an advisor to the Americans for Indian Opportunity Ambassador Program.
Government Relations Manager, Colorado
Lauren is a Colorado native with a deep interest in sustainable community development through effective systems and governance. She’s held various public policy positions throughout the state.
Lauren graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies. She currently serves on the board of the Young Education Professionals and was the co-chair of the Early Childhood Summit, a coalition of statewide leaders in child development and early learning.