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Bill Detail: SB23-269

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Title Colorado Preschool Program Provider Bonus Payments
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors M. Bradfield (R)
M. Lukens (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
J. Rich (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 04/05/2023

The bill creates the Colorado preschool program provider
participation bonus program (bonus program). The bonus program
provides a one-time bonus payment to any eligible preschool provider
(provider) that participates in the preschool program established in the
department of early childhood (department). The bonus program can also
award additional bonus payments if the eligible recipient maintains or
increases the eligible recipient's licensed capacity to serve infants and
toddlers between April 1, 2022, and April 1, 2024.
The purpose of the bonus program is to:
  • Increase provider participation in the Colorado universal
preschool program (preschool program) to ensure that all
children have access to a universal preschool classroom in
their communities;
  • Strengthen the mixed delivery system by supporting
providers that have not previously participated in the
Colorado state-run preschool program; and
  • Preserve access to infant and toddler care.
Providers are required to use the bonus payments to implement or
support the preschool program or maintain or expand infant and toddler
The department is required to report to the joint budget committee
on or before September 1, 2024, on the number and types of providers
that receive bonus payments and the number and types of bonus payments
The bonus program is repealed, effective July 1, 2025.

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