The Department of Early Childhood (DEC or department) was established by H.B.21-1304 and will consist of early childhood programs. The Governor's Office requests, on behalf of the future department, funds to establish the executive and administrative infrastructure for the department. The request will provide for department administration and leadership, human resources, finance and budget, program management, policy and communications, and data analytics. The infrastructure for the new department does not currently exist and is essential to support the operations for early childhood programs and services., text file, "November 1, 2021.", Online version lacks cover and contents page., Cover., Print version record.