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Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities | Public Comment OPEN

Public Comment: Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities Proposed changes to general rules  The Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning, and The Office of Children Youth and Families, Division of Child Welfare are recommending changes to the General Rules Regarding Child Care Facilities. The proposed changes are

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Bumps, Books, ‘n Babies Resource Fair | September 28th

Bumps, Books , ‘n Babies Resource Fair | September 28th | Library 21c Parents of babies and those who are expecting or trying to conceive: This FREE event featuring local exhibitors representing pregnancy, baby, and parenting focused community groups and organizations from a variety of sectors, including wellness, safety, early

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TRAILS CHECKS | Update on Delays

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) announced Trails was experiencing issues causing a slow response time which is impacting the processing of background checks. OIT is engaged and is looking to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. In addition, the BIU is composed of eight employees that process both criminal

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Help Us Connect With Families!

The Colorado Office of Early Childhood (OEC) wants to hear from families of children 0-5 across Colorado to learn about the programs and services they want or need to give their child a strong start! We need your help to reach as many families as possible between now and August

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We’re on Instagram | August EC News

The August Edition of the EC News is now available! We’re excited to announce our new Instagram page and invite you to follow us! Our newsletter includes the new Colorado Shines Quality Improvement grant application and NEW details from IREE about Licensing Forums for the upcoming year. For all the

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Tobacco and Nicotine Tax Referendum Facts

Colorado’s teenagers report e-cigarette use at twice the national average; we lead the nation in teen vaping. Colorado’s cigarette tax rate is among the lowest in the country (39th) and we have no excise tax on liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. Alliance for Kids is sharing information on the Tobacco

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Summer Camps | Bat Exposure & Inspections

To help camps prepare for the 2019 summer camp season, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) would like to remind camps of the risk of bat exposures and health inspection requirements. Please view this letter from the State Public Health Veterinarian and Zoonoses Epidemiologist regarding the importance and requirements

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