In 2013, there was only enough space in child care facilities for 44 percent of Colorado children with all parents in the workforce, according to a 2015 report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign.View Press Coverage
In the News
As a trusted source of expertise and data about children in Colorado, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is frequently cited in news stories statewide, increasing the visibility of issues affecting the health, education, and wellbeing of children in Colorado. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children.
The Boulder Valley School District is seeing an increase this year in homeless students that local officials are attributing to a dearth of affordable housing. Students qualify as homeless under the federal McKinney-Vento Act because they lack either a regular or adequate residence.View Press Coverage
The Colorado Children’s Campaign (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy organization, released its annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! publication on March 22 with statistics on child well-being, education and infant health on the entire state, as well as our community specifically.View Press Coverage
Want Colorado’s economy to grow? Investing early in a chronically underdeveloped asset—the thousands of children who start school behind and then stay behind—could make a big difference.View Press Coverage
According to a report by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, the teen birth rate is shrinking in both La Plata and Montezuma counties.View Press Coverage
The wellbeing of Colorado’s kids appears to be improving, with statewide poverty rates finally dipping to pre-recession levels, according to recently released data from the Colorado Children’s Campaign. But local children’s advocates say they’d still like to see advancement in certain areas.View Press Coverage