Category: Fast Facts

Fast Fact- October 13, 2017

In 2016, approximately 32 percent of Colorado children under 5 received vouchers from WIC (the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children), down from 37 percent in 2012 at the height of the recession. WIC helps low-income pregnant women, …

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Fast Fact- October 06, 2017

In the 2016-2017 school year, 77 percent of all Colorado kindergartners were enrolled in a full-day program, up from 40 percent in 2007-2008. Although research shows that kindergartners in full-day programs make more academic progress and are better prepared for …

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Fast Fact- September 29, 2017

In the 2016-2017 school year, 10.5 percent of Colorado students were receiving special education services in Colorado public schools. Between 2010 and 2016, the number of students receiving special education services increased by 17 percent, rising at more than twice …

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Fast Fact- September 22, 2017

In 2015, 250,000 Colorado children under 6 lived in families where all available parents were in the labor force (approximately 64 percent of kids in this age group). These are children who likely need child care during the day, but …

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Fast Fact- September 15, 2017

In 2015, Colorado was home to 1,282,625 kids under the age of 18, according to estimates from the Colorado State Demography Office. El Paso County had the largest child population in the state at 125,109 children, while Mineral County had …

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Fast Fact- September 08, 2017

In 2015, 37 percent of all Colorado children from birth to 8 years old (approximately 229,000 kids) were living in low-income families. Low-income families are defined as those earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or approximately …

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Incoming! Watch your mailbox for our Annual Luncheon invite

Keep an eye out for our Annual Luncheon invitations in your mailbox. If you don’t receive one soon, or would like some to send to friends and family, please contact Annie Slothower at annie@coloradokids.org or 303-620-4539. Thanks for your support!

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Fast Fact-September 1, 2017

In 2015, Colorado’s teen suicide rate rose sharply to 20.1 per 100,000 teens ages 15-19, marking the highest recorded rate since these data became available in 1999. According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, female teens are more likely to …

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Fast Fact- August 25, 2017

On average in 2013-2014, 7 percent of Colorado adolescents ages 12 to 17 reported binge drinking within the previous 30 days, down from 12 percent a decade ago. To find out how risky youth behaviors in Colorado compare to other …

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Fast Fact- August 18, 2017

In 2015, nearly one in four Colorado children (23 percent of all kids in the state) lived in an immigrant family. Immigrant families are defined as families in which at least one parent was born outside of the United States. …

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