Bilingual Child Care Licensing is About More Than a License
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The West Steps
Bilingual Child Care Licensing is About More Than a License
May 08, 2024 Season 6 Episode 10
Colorado Children's Campaign

In this episode of The West Steps, we’re discussing efforts to improve language access and language justice in Colorado by making sure that critical resources and information are available in languages that are prevalent in our state. Earlier this year, Colorado’s legislature passed a bill to make sure that child care licensing resources in our state are available in Spanish as well as English.  

Lauren Corboy, Senior Policy Analyst at the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Angelica Prisciliano, Director of Policy at the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition join us to talk about why language access matters – in general and in early childhood. We also talk about how this year’s effort to make sure the Colorado Department of Early Childhood can provide bilingual licensing resources and support could have ripple effects that support families and kids across the state. 

You can contact Lauren Corboy at laurenc@coloradokids.org and Angelica Prisciliano at angelica@coparentcoalition.org. Learn more about our work by visiting our website and social media (@coloradokidsorg).     

Resources:     

2024 Policy Priorities: 2024 Legislative Session - Colorado Children's Campaign (coloradokids.org) 

The KidsFlash Blog: KidsFlash - Child Advocacy News | Colorado Children's Campaign (coloradokids.org) 

2023 KIDS COUNT REPORT: 2023 KIDS COUNT - Colorado Children's Campaign (coloradokids.org) 

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