The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life around the globe for the last year for families and children, especially for those furthest from opportunity.
Intuitively, we know children need targeted support to address the short- and long-term impacts to student learning and social and emotional needs. More importantly, data and experience confirm and underscore these needs, including from the daily interactions of educators in child care centers and schools across the state as well as from findings from the recent needs assessments conducted by the Colorado Education Initiative and the Colorado Department of Education, as well as from parent interviews and early childhood sector surveys by Early Milestones Colorado. Through these efforts, district and BOCES leaders across our state have raised urgent needs including recovery in PreK-5 and high school with embedded support for social emotional development. State leaders have a unique opportunity now to creatively address these issues and create a Recovery Summer for Colorado kids.
Learn more in this letter to state leaders, and view the list of organizations who have joined the Recovery Summer movement.