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Polis’ Free All-day Kindergarten Lets Parents Re-enter the Workforce. How Can We Help Them?

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    The Colorado Sun
    Date: 
    September 9, 2019

    In May, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bipartisan bill into law funding full-day kindergarten for Coloradan kids starting this fall — a transformational investment in our state’s future.

    When I heard the news, I naturally thought of how I felt when my daughter, Addison, reached kindergarten age. I learned that even though she was going to go to a public elementary school, only a partial day of kindergarten would be covered. I would be responsible for the remaining costs, which were high.

    As a single working mom, I was shocked that the system didn’t provide more assistance for parents and their children.

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