We know that universal preschool provides children with the ideal setting for building habits that help them grow up healthy by fostering social interactions, physical activity and nutrition education. That’s why the American Heart Association worked with a large, statewide coalition of organizations that supported Proposition II, Preschool for All Coloradans.
With the election earlier this month, we are pleased that Colorado voters took a huge step towards investing in the future of our state’s kids with the passage of Proposition II. Thanks to Colorado voters, all Colorado kids will have access to preschool in the year before kindergarten. This means that more than 60,000 kids in Colorado will have access to free universal preschool.
Proposition II also retains tobacco and nicotine taxes at voter approved levels from 2020’s Proposition EE, ensuring there was not a reduction of 11.53% in taxes for future years.
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