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Advocacy & Policy

Legislation we are tracking this session ~

Bill Number

Bill Name

RMECC Action


Bilingual Childcare Licensing Resources


Requires CDEC to provide education and information in plan language and in prevalent languages to help individuals complete the paperwork required to meet childcare licensing compliance requirements. Also requires the department to provide services in prevalent languages to individuals.

Improved Access to the Childcare Assistance Program


The bill overhauls the Colorado child care assistance program (CCCAP). The bill simplifies the application process by:

* Creating a universal application;
* Limiting the application information to only what is necessary to determine eligibility;
* Prohibiting counties from adding additional eligibility requirements; and
* When applying for redetermination, requiring the recipients to provide only information that has changed.

The bill creates presumptive eligibility for 90 days when basic federal requirements are met that are verified through self-attestation. Income qualifications are changed to correspond to UPK requirements.

Professional Endorsement Early Childhood Special Education


Requirements for ECSE will be revised to: must hold a valid teaching license other than an initial license; take and pass the appropriate content-based exams and complete a specialized induction program that meets the standard and criteria establish by rule of the state board of education.

State Income Tax Credit for Careworkers


The bill creates a refundable income tax credit that is available for income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2024, but prior to January 1, 2029, for a qualifying resident individual (individual) working in the care workforce in the amount of $1,500.