Policy Resource

Colorado Children's Caucus

Feb 9, 2016

Learn how the Children's Caucus provides a forum for all members of the Colorado General Assembly to discuss the challenges facing Colorado's youth and work together to develop policy recommendations to strengthen families and improve the lives of children.

The Colorado Childrens Caucus makes children a nonpartisan priority by discussing issues impacting every child in the state in the hopes of strengthening families and supporting healthy communities.

The caucus is staffed by the Colorados Childrens Campaign and co-chaired by a bipartisan team who work together to ensure that the caucus identifies and implements a short- and long-term policy agenda for children prenatal to age eight.

The Childrens Caucus provides a forum for all members of the Colorado General Assembly to discuss the challenges facing Colorados youth and work together to develop policy recommendations to strengthen families and improve the lives of children. The forum provides an opportunity to educate legislators on current research in early childhood development; illuminate questions to be addressed in order to further policy developments; identify legislative action, develop and pass a multi-year data-driven and research-based policy agenda for children prenatal to age eight; and increase awareness of the importance of the early years to build momentum for an increased focus on early childhood policies. Additionally, they work to create policies built upon research-based practices in early care and education, family support, health, and mental health to support the physical, cognitive, and social emotional development of the states young children.

Numerous bills are considered each year impacting children and families in Colorado. The Childrens Caucus provides a central tracking of all proposed legislation impacting children. For a complete list of the COkids bill tracking report, click here.

Updated February 2016