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The Colorado Department of Early Childhood is committed to informing families, providers, and community partners of changes to rules, regulations, or statewide implementation plans. Opportunities to review and comment will be shared here.​

Visit the Rulemaking & Rules Advisory Council website for meeting/hearing information, agendas, rule packages, and additional ways to participate.​

 

 
Proposed changes to Rules Regulating School-Age Child Care Centers

The Division of Early Learning, Licensing, and Administration (DELLA) recently held eight (8) stakeholder meetings to review all of the School-Age Child Care rules to consider making revisions. This collaborative effort is part of DELLA's comprehensive rule review to determine if the rules should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed, consistent with the requirements of section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S. 

In addition to the comprehensive rule review, the proposed revisions implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-167 (SB21-167), concerning staffing flexibility during emergency circumstances; playground inspections; and self-administration of medication for asthma, and food allergies or anaphylaxis. The revisions also incorporate federal requirements for staff training on child development and medication administration policy.  Other recommended changes to the School-Aged Child Care rules include expanding qualification options; changes to staff-to-child ratios and substitute requirements; expanding health, safety, and professional development requirements; and clarifying requirements for school-age programs operated by a public school district, day camp programs, mobile day camps, outdoor day camps, and day camps providing overnight care.

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Please submit written comments on the draft School-Age Child Care Centers rules (Redline Draft | Clean Draft)  by Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

NEXT STEPS
CDEC will review and consider all public feedback received, and will incorporate the recommendations into the draft School-Age Child Care rules, as able. The draft rules are expected to be reviewed by the Rules Advisory Council (RAC) on May 8, 2024, and considered for permanent adoption on June 27, 2024.

HOW TO STAY INFORMED
All rulemaking material received and collected including all written comments, and revisions of the draft School-Age Child Care (SACC) rules, will be publicly accessible and stored in the SACC Rule Folder. Please review the CDEC Rule Tracker, located on the Rulemaking and Rules Advisory Council's (RAC) webpage, for more detailed information regarding the rulemaking timeline for the proposed SACC rules.

Recently Closed Child Care Facilities

Status: Active Order of Summary Suspension (OSS) 

November 1, 2023 | Laura Johnston, 10741 Claire Lane, Northglenn, CO 80234

October 25, 2023 | Norma Lozano Garfio, 2188 South Main Street, Delta, CO 81416

May 21, 2023 | Life Centered Preschool, Life Centered School Age Program, 567 Marquette Drive, Security, CO 
Life Centered Tiny Toes, 2060 North Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

May 10, 2023 | Tomi Burns, 5213 Golden Eagle Parkway, Brighton, CO

January 30, 2023 | Chaffee County Child Care Initiative The Schoolhouse, 330 Burnette Avenue, Poncha Springs, CO

November 21, 2022 | My Little World Preschool & Childcare Inc., 130 South Main Street, Brighton, CO

September 16, 2022 | Deborah Logan, 3820 Thundercloud Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

July 28, 2022 | Primrose School of Briargate, 2380 Briar Ridge Point, Colorado Springs, CO 

June 23, 2022 | Nicole Davis, 7935 Drifting Cloud Colorado Springs, CO 

May 4, 2022 | Kelli Marie Montano, 6348 Nelson Street Arvada, CO 

May 5, 2022 | Carrie Hicks, 417 Franklin Street, Sterling, CO 

April 29, 2022 | Noemy Cortex, 3606 Windflower Circle, Colorado Springs, CO

February 11, 2022 | Anna Carpenter, 16945 6450 Road, Montrose, CO 

January 10, 2022 | Jennifer Inman, 2912 Bunting Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 

December 29, 2021 | Natania Boursiquot, 9750 Desert Lily Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 

September 10, 2021 | Sandra Silva Montoya, 1607 South Quitman Street, Denver, CO

July 9, 2021 |  Zdravka Mollov, 1468 55th Street, Boulder, CO

May 6, 2021 | Tammy Paulson, 1165 Glencoe Street, Denver, CO 

May 6, 2021 | Kristy Hart, 9356 2010 Road, Austin, CO

April 7, 2021 | Tuesday Dixon, 10756 West 65th Place, Arvada, CO 

October 28, 2020 | Stephanie and Michael King, 10149 Neighbor's Parkway, Firestone, CO

September 15, 2020 | Ricci Williams, 7320 Windy Peak Drive, Colorado Springs, CO

November 14, 2019 | Counterpoint School, 611 N. Royer Street, Colorado Springs, CO

November 14, 2019 | Carla Faith, 838 1/2 E Willamette Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 

September 23, 2019 | Tess Werner, 1141 RIdge Street, Montrose, CO 

Status: License has been Revoked, Denied Renewal or the Facility Closed Voluntarily Following Summary Suspension

November 30, 2023 | The Learning Experience, 4775 Boardwalk Drive, Fort Collins, CO

January 06, 2023 | Elicia Applegate, 5280 Road 21, Cortez, CO 

December 05, 2022 | Le Fun Company, 17874 Cottonwood Drive, Parker, CO

August 22, 2022 | Teresa Werner,1141 Ridge Street, Montrose, CO

December 23, 2020 | Razz Ma Tazz Early Learning, 524 29 Road, Grand Junction, CO

June 11, 2020 | Angelika Bermudez, 4212 1900 Road, Delta, CO

June 1, 2020 | Keri Durnen, 11772 Elizabeth Circle, Thornton, CO

May 12, 2020 | The Kingdom Learning Center, 1770 South Buckley Road Unit 7, Aurora, CO

March 9, 2020 | Yvonne Lewis, 4747 South Salida Court, Aurora, CO

December 11, 2019 | Dorothy Johnson, 5345 Titan Court, Denver, CO 


Status: Preliminary or Permanent Injunction Filed Against Unlicensed Child Care

July 28, 2023 | Lisa Olsmtead, 2757 Acacia Ave, Rifle, CO

April 18, 2023 | Shannon Lattin, 606 Marmalade Drive, CO

October 26, 2022 | Juliana Reigal, Carolina O'Connell and BE WILD INC., Boulder, CO 

August 26, 2022 | King's Kids Learning Center and Dawn Thurber, Littleton, CO 

June 14, 2022 | Kaylen Grimm, Castle Rock, CO 

May 31, 2022 | Charity Grunig, Castle Rock, CO 

April 28, 2022 | Stacey Hart, Denver, CO 

April 28, 2022 | Khloe Shannon, Denver, CO 

June 10, 2021 | Dana McNair, 270 S Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 

May 27, 2021 | Kristy Hart, Delta, CO 

December 3, 2020 | Amanda Anderson, Lone Tree, CO 

January 24, 2020 | Toni Stevens, 2781 Ceylon Street, Aurora, CO 

 

Questions? Contact the Department of Early Childhood:

Phone: 1-800-799-5876
Fax: 303-866-4453
 cdec_communications@state.co.us