ERIC Number: ED360050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
First Impressions: Governor Roy Romer's Initiative on Early Childhood. Year-End Report, July 1991 - June 1992.
Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.
The First Impressions initiative was created in 1987 by Governor Roy Romer of Colorado to increase public awareness of the critical importance of the first 5 years of life, assist communities in developing effective programs for young children and their families, and influence early childhood policy and practice. In 1991-92, the priorities of First Impressions were to: (1) build community coalitions to address early childhood issues locally; (2) stimulate the development of innovative initiatives that improve the lives of young children and their families; (3) assist in developing a statewide children and families agenda; and (4) promote the concept of community investment in early childhood as an investment in the future. Activities focusing on these priorities included community forums on families and children, the creation of an Early Childhood Professional Standards Task Force, the expansion of the Parents As First Teachers program, and the exploration of options for reducing parents' travel related to child care. Other accomplishments included the expansion of Colorado's statewide system of child care resource and referral, the creation of the Colorado Business and Child Care Council to assess and promote private sector involvement in child care, and coordination of a strategic plan for Colorado's families and children. Throughout the year, Governor Romer and First Impressions' staff pursued various avenues to heighten public awareness of the issues of young children. (AC)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Employer Supported Day Care, Policy Formation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, State Government, State Programs
First Impressions, Governor Romer's Office, State of Colorado, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado