We want to welcome the Colorado State Legislature to the new legislative session and make sure they keep important kids issues like child care and early childhood education on the table. All kids deserve a strong start in life.
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.
Colorado in the News
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.
As an early education advocate and former teacher, I know how critical quality learning is to children’s long-term success. This is why I was thrilled to hear Governor Polis say that his administration’s “mission and mandate…is to provide every single child with a quality early education.”
After campaigning on the expansion of preschool and other early-childhood programs, many of the nation’s newly elected governors are following through with budget proposals that include money to support children from cradle to school entry.
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.