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Inside Colorado's free preschool initiative
The state’s top early childhood official will make a final decision on class size limits by March 28.
Parents whose 3-year-olds have special education plans will still have to fill out the state application.
El programa de preescolar gratis de Colorado, que empezó en agosto, está abierto a todos los niños de 4 años y a algunos de 3 años.
The state's universal preschool application will open in late February.
The reversal by state officials is the latest of several flip-flops regarding religious teaching in Colorado’s new preschool program.
The two parishes challenging nondiscrimination rules argued that enrolling preschoolers from LGBTQ families would conflict with their beliefs.
One of the big questions is whether Colorado will have enough funding to create the program that state leaders envisioned.
Algunos preescolares financiados públicamente en Colorado enseñan religión junto con letras, números y colores. Funcionarios en el estado quieren cambiar eso, pero recientes decisiones judiciales podrían proteger los programas religiosos en preescolares públicos.
During a recent lesson at a Grand Junction preschool that receives state funding, children were taught what sin is, and how God feels about sinners.
The ballot measure will send about $23 million more to the state’s new universal preschool program.
National experts had panned an earlier draft of Colorado’s universal preschool rules.
The state wants to ensure preschoolers living in poverty get full-day classes.
Attorneys for Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials say the suit rests on a misinterpretation of special education law.
Before the rule change, some preschool providers said they had to turn away families who hadn’t filled out the state’s online application.
Voters approved a similar ballot measure allowing the state to keep excess marijuana tax in 2015.
El programa preescolar universal de Colorado ya está aquí. Si el medio día de clases no es suficiente, estos programas podrían ayudar.
National researchers said Colorado’s new universal preschool program could have some of the weakest quality standards in the country.
Some programs are for low-income families, and others serve families regardless of income.
“I feel good with where we’re at,” said the director of a Denver child care center participating in the state’s universal preschool program.
School districts and education groups say the state has broken promises about funding, among other problems.