Colorado has seen little improvement in overall child well-being compared to other states, despite progress in health and education, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2014 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The state ranked 22nd among states for overall child well-being, down one spot from last year.
A national poll conducted by First Five Years Fund shows overwhelming bipartisan support for greater investments in early childhood education. The poll found that across diverse political and demographic backgrounds, Americans agree on the importance of early childhood education, with seven in 10 voters showing support for a proposal that would increase spending on early childhood programs.
Click here to see if a KIDS COUNT presentation is scheduled for a community near you: 2014 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! Presentations
Throughout the year, Children’s Campaign staff conduct locally relevant presentations on the current KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report in communities throughout the state. These presentations provide an opportunity for health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, legislators and staff, parents and other engaged citizens to come together and learn more about child well-being in their communities.