The West Steps

The unexpected benefits of full-day kindergarten with Bill Jaeger

January 17, 2019 Colorado Children's Campaign Season 1 Episode 2
The West Steps
The unexpected benefits of full-day kindergarten with Bill Jaeger
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The West Steps
The unexpected benefits of full-day kindergarten with Bill Jaeger
Jan 17, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
Colorado Children's Campaign

This week we sat down to talk to our Vice President of Early Childhood and Policy Initiatives about Colorado’s ambitious plan to provide full-day kindergarten to all Colorado kids. We were surprised what we didn’t know about this long-time priority of educators and advocates. Bill explained how Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal would fully fund full-day kindergarten and expand preschool significantly throughout the state, all within existing tax revenue due to the strong economy. We also learned some surprising things about how full-day K would impact child care, school districts and more. What would funding full day-kindergarten mean for Colorado? 

Show Notes

This week we sat down to talk to our Vice President of Early Childhood and Policy Initiatives about Colorado’s ambitious plan to provide full-day kindergarten to all Colorado kids. We were surprised what we didn’t know about this long-time priority of educators and advocates. Bill explained how Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal would fully fund full-day kindergarten and expand preschool significantly throughout the state, all within existing tax revenue due to the strong economy. We also learned some surprising things about how full-day K would impact child care, school districts and more. What would funding full day-kindergarten mean for Colorado? 

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