KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

Child Care Challenges Gaining Attention at the Federal and State Levels

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Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 14, 2020

The House Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education heard from practitioners, researchers and parents about the lack of accessible, affordable, high-quality childcare and the impact of child care on the country’s economy.

Preschool progress accelerates in Colorado

Preschool progress accelerates in Colorado
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: January 10, 2020

The Office of Early Childhood formally announced that Colorado was one of only 26 states to successfully apply for and receive a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Join Together We Count for free 2020 Census trainings in January

Join Together We Count for free 2020 Census trainings in January
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 13, 2019

The 2020 Census is only a few months away, and Colorado needs your help to count all kids! Beginning in January, Together We Count will be hosting several trainings in communities across the state to equip trusted messengers with information and resources they need to ensure their communities are counted in the 2020 Census.

Public Charge Rule Temporarily Blocked!

Public Charge Rule Temporarily Blocked!
Written by: Samantha Espinoza
Date Posted: October 25, 2019

Earlier this month, federal judges in three states, California, Vermont and New York, temporarily blocked the Public Charge Rule from taking effect. As you may recall from previous KidsFlash articles, the public charge rule change would make it increasingly difficult for documented immigrants to move along the path to citizenship.