Colorado’s governor, Jared Polis, made free, full-day kindergarten for all a top priority when he was elected in 2018. It was funded by the end of his first legislative session.


Boulder County residents are highly educated overall. But the pursuit of strong education outcomes for all students has for decades been met with mixed results, with students from white, non-Hispanic and more educated households consistently faring better than their peers.


The CU Boulder Dialogues Program is as much about advancing diversity and inclusivity on campus and in our community, as it is about creating a sense of belonging in classrooms and other spaces.

Following the recent closure of two of Nederland’s early childhood education centers – Little Bear and the Aspen Grove Community Preschool – TEENS, Inc. stepped in to fill the gap.