Data and Research

As a data-driven advocacy organization, the Colorado Children’s Campaign recognizes that accurate and reliable information is essential to the development of sound public policy. Producing, gathering and analyzing reliable, data about children and children’s programs, disaggregated by race and ethnicity where available, is our expertise. Sharing these data in easy-to-use formats with those who care about kids is a critical part of our mission.

The Children’s Campaign’s signature report, KIDS COUNT in Colorado! , is released on an annual basis and provides user-friendly state- and county-level data on how children are faring. In addition to KIDS COUNT, the Children’s Campaign also produces a variety of reports and white papers on topics related to child health, K-12 education, early childhood learning and development and fiscal issues impacting kids. The data in these reports serves as a basis for our policy agenda, including legislative priorities. They reveal the greatest obstacles Colorado’s kids face, shine a light on racial and ethnic disparities in child well-being, and point us to opportunities to improve children’s lives through policy solutions. We also share our data and research with fellow child advocates, community and business leaders, legislators and direct service providers who use them to inform their own efforts on behalf of kids.

Signature Reports


KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. The Colorado Children’s Campaign produces KIDS COUNT in Colorado! as part of that project. Ours is an annual data initiative to assess and share information about the well-being of Colorado’s children and trends that are impacting their lives.



Colorado Children’s Budget


The Colorado Children’s Budget is intended to be a resource guide for policymakers and advocates who are interested in better understanding how Colorado funds children’s programs and services. Our goal is to provide data and basic analysis to help you, the reader, better understand state investments in programs and services benefiting children.



Other Recent Children’s Campaign Reports and Publications

The Children’s Campaign also publishes periodic reports on timely topics within our priority issue areas. Click here to view all recent publications.

More Information

For more information or questions about our research and data, or to request a presentation by Children’s Campaign staff, please contact Sarah Hughes, Research Director, at or 303.620.4527.

Most of our publications are available to download free of charge on our website. Hard copies of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! is available to order via our online publications order form. If you are interested in a hard copy of a report not found online, please contact us at 303.839.1580.

“When I think of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, I think ‘best data ever.’ Whenever I have a business leader looking for data, I send them straight to the Children’s Campaign.”— Tom Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation