McCluskie’s Bipartisan Bill to Create Special Districts for Early Childhood Services Gets House Approval

Bill will invest in Colorado’s young students

(Feb. 26) – The House gave preliminary approval to bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Julie McCluskie, D-Dillion, to create special districts for the purpose of delivering early childhood development services.

“This bill is about investing in our future and responding to the needs of our communities. Colorado is a local control state, and these local communities across the state are interested in working together to offer high-quality, early childhood development services,” said Rep. McCluskie.

HB19-1052 provides community leaders the ability to work together to create efficient and effective programs tailored for communities. These early childhood services include early care and education, health and mental health care, and developmental support programs for children from birth to age eight.

This bill passed on final reading with a bipartisan vote of 50-13. Rep. Janice Rich, R-Grand Junction is the co-sponsor of the bill.

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