State of Colorado Archives: on Families & Children
Consolidate 23 early childhood services under one roof
Even in difficult times, we need to right by our kids. We seek your support in consolidating early childhood services under one roof to more efficiently & effectively aid children & parents. Currently, there are 23 separate funding streams administered
through five different state agencies, each playing a role in early childhood support and services. Together, we are proposing a state-local strategy that integrates prevention and intervention, quality early learning and family support and engagement.
Our plan will consolidate early childhood services in a new office in the Department of Human Services.
Abundant research demonstrates that if a child fails to learn how to read by the third grade, that child is more likely to drop out of high school
and faces an enormous uphill battle for the rest of his or her life. We must develop intervention strategies with parents and teachers to identify failing students long before they reach the third grade and keep them from an illiterate future.
Source: Colorado 2012 State of the State Address
Jan 12, 2012
Expand children’s health insurance coverage
Strickland supports expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover more of Colorado’s uninsured kids.
He proposes to accelerate the enrollment of uninsured children in the SCHIP program, as well as making working parents eligible for the SCHIP program, which currently covers only their children.
Source: StricklandForColorado.com, “Issues: Children and Family”
Sep 25, 2002
Littleton due to poisoned culture declaring “God is dead”
What was it in the upbringing or education of these two boys that failed to instill in their souls a conscience that discerned right from wrong? What was it in our polluted and poisoned culture that suggested that violence, murder, and suicide was a
valid expression of their resentment? America got a glimpse of the last stop on that train to hell she boarded decades ago when we declared that God is dead, and that each of us is his or her own god who can make up the rules as we go along.
Source: www.GoPatGo.org/ “Press Release: Colorado Shootings”
Apr 21, 1999
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