A KIDS COUNT preview for the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 29, 2022

On July 26, the Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission heard from over 15 experts and advocates on a variety of early childhood topics ranging from workforce development to health and wellness. Our Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, Melissa Mares, presented a preview of our 2022 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report to the committee. Alongside Early Milestones Colorado, Melissa used our KIDS COUNT data to provide an overview of how Colorado kids are faring during the ongoing pandemic. 


This year’s report, entitled “A Pause on Progress: The Impact of the Pandemic on Colorado’s Kids,” explores the areas of early childhood, K-12 education, family economic security, and child and family health. As the pandemic has impacted data collection processes in a variety of ways over the past two years, this report provides a more comprehensive analysis of the pandemic’s impact on child and family well-being than the snapshots provided thus far. Look out for more information on our 2022 KIDS COUNT report soon, and register for our digital release webinar on Aug. 17.  

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.