We’re Empowering Coloradans to Be the Voice for Kids
Coloradans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
In 2021, we advocated for state legislation to establish the Colorado Department of Early Childhood to expand quality, equitable, early childhood opportunities for children in Colorado.
In 2020, we helped to pass Proposition EE, securing universal, voluntary preschool for every four-year-old in Colorado.
In 2019, we helped ensure universal kindergarten for all Colorado families. Now we are committed to expanding access to high-quality preschool.
Join us to help all children in Colorado succeed in school and life.
In the United States, grandparents care for one in four children under the age of five. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which shuttered — perhaps permanently — countless child care centers, we know this number has grown. Many parents are left with no other option than to ask their own parents for help.
As Colorado and the rest of the country are building back the economy, we must remind policymakers that early learning and care is vital to our long-term recovery. President Biden understands this, and that’s why his Build Back Better Plan includes a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s childcare and early education system. We need to rally around this plan to ensure Congress gets on board.
As a longtime teacher in Durango and member of the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, I work to ensure young kids in our community and across Colorado have the support they need.
After a difficult year, Durango’s early childhood providers are still struggling to maintain care for the working families in our area. We need Congress to continue to prioritize early learning and care as part of our nation’s long-term recovery.
State Manager, Colorado
Annalise is the Colorado manager for Save the Children Action Network. Throughout her career she has led humanitarian, development, and human rights campaigns—mobilizing advocates and engaging lawmakers. She has worked in Latin America and the United States.
Annalise received her Master of Arts in Latin American studies from the University of California, San Diego, and holds a certificate in international human rights and humanitarian law from American University, Washington College of Law. She currently serves as board chair for the Latin America Working Group Education fund.