“I’m running for governor on a bold plan to provide free, full-day preschool and kindergarten to every community in Colorado.”
– Jared Polis, Democrat for Governor
As Governor, I will bring together a winning coalition to establish universal full-day kindergarten and preschool in every community across our state within two years.
High-quality, full-day kindergarten and preschool promotes school readiness, closes achievement gaps, and supports the healthy development of all children. Improved access to preschool and kindergarten would also save parents money on daycare, and allow parents the flexibility to go back to work sooner if they choose, not only helping families pay rent and put food on the table, but also generating additional tax revenue for the state while decreasing reliance on public assistance programs
We’ve all heard politicians tell us that giving our kids a good education is a Colorado value, but at the same time, our public school budgets have been slashed across the state, and our teachers are undervalued—and even vilified. It’s time to stop talking about investing in our children, and actually start doing it.
Colorado voters can’t hear enough about Walker Stapleton’s education plan. Walker Stapleton has said publicly that Colorado schools are getting too much money, and instead we should cut education spending. Stapleton has said he would take our education dollars out of schools and spend it on more prisons.