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As a trusted source of expertise and data regarding 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 our state’s kids. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children. 

Could the childcare crisis get worse before it gets better?

Could the childcare crisis get worse before it gets better?

Longmont Leader |  June 17, 2023

“Caregivers within the industry are paid poorly. In Colorado, caregivers in childcare settings are paid worse than 98% of other professions, a news release from Colorado Children’s Campaign stated. Low wages have led to chronic workforce shortages and high turnover rates.”

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Report: Colorado Ranks 15th for Child Well-Being

Report: Colorado Ranks 15th for Child Well-Being

Public News Service |  June 14, 2023

Melissa Mares, early childhood director for the Children’s Campaign, said many Colorado kids saw significant setbacks. Between 2019-21, some 10,000 kids slipped below the poverty line, a 9% increase, and families have been forced to spend more and more of their income on rising housing costs.

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