Longmont early childhood village part of American Rescue Act proposals

Longmont Leader: A $1.5 million infusion of “seed money” for an early childhood community village in southeast Longmont is one of the proposals being weighed by the Boulder County Commissioners, who will decide where to distribute  pieces of $63 million in American Rescue Plan Act relief money.

The early childhood center would encompass training for providers, child care and other resources for low-income families with children ages 0 to 5, according to the proposal given to the commissioners Tuesday. The $1.5 million for the  early childhood community village would bring in other investments to fully start the $13 million facility.

The commissioners also heard other proposals from working groups that have studied the best way to help the most vulnerable populations in Boulder County recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This pandemic exposed some of the starkest inequalities in our community,” Titiana Hernandez, CEO of the Community Foundation of Boulder County, told the commissioners. Read more>>