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Colorado allocates $275 million in federal funds toward affordable child care – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-09-20 22:06:36 –

Governor Denver-Jared Polis announced on Monday that it would allocate more than $ 275 million through the Federal United States Rescue Program to make childcare affordable and help providers remain open through a pandemic recovery.

According to a press release, the fund is estimated to save more than $ 100 million in family childcare costs and help maintain the workforce of early childhood educators.

“This investment will help bring parents back to work while saving family money and giving children the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed,” Governor Jared Polis said in a statement.

The state has 4,700 funded child care programs, including family care homes, state child care assistance program providers, and licensed preschool programs.

“This helps bring money back into our pockets and pay for other necessities such as housing and food,” said Mary Alice Cooper, director of the Early Childhood Secretariat (OEC).

OEC Host a virtual town hall in English and Spanish At 5:30 pm on Thursday, we will share with the public how these funds will be used.



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