With the recent attention and momentum around paid leave policies, it’s critical that you have the information you need to advocate for a solution that supports working families with young children. In one week, ZERO TO THREE, our Think Babies™ partners, Family Values @ Work […]
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.
A new report from Early Milestones Colorado, Looking to the Past to Shape Colorado’s Future: 30 Years of Progress for Young Children and Families, takes an expansive and in-depth look at the progress made in Colorado’s early childhood systems – as well as priorities for the work that remains.
Colorado State Human Services Board increases assistance for low-income families for first time in nearly a decade
Last Friday, after five hours of deliberation and testimony, the State Human Services Board voted to increase cash assistance to low income families by 10 percent! This was the first increase in basic cash assistance in more than a decade and is a huge win for low-income families participating in the Colorado Works program.
Child advocates call on Secretary Nielsen to halt the separation of children from parents at the border
The Colorado Children’s Campaign joins more than 540 child advocacy organizations across the nation calling on the federal government to immediately stop separating children from their parents at the border.
Please consider joining a workgroup to help establish the priorities and activities of the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition. Workgroups will meet through the summer months to explore and inform the policy platform and advocacy plan that the coalition will undertake.
Between 2012 and 2016, 17.4 percent of Colorado’s children under 6 lived below the federal poverty line. Because brain development is so significant in the first few years of life, poverty experienced during early childhood is particularly harmful; one study found that people who experienced […]
The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly resulted in several wins for Colorado kids and families. The Colorado Children’s Campaign team and our partners were instrumental in advancing legislation with bipartisan support this year in many areas impacting children’s lives.
Advocates for pregnant women, babies and toddlers came to the State Capitol this week for Colorado’s first Strolling ThunderTM event. The rally, march and baby playdate were held simultaneously with the national event coordinated by ZERO TO THREE as part of the national Think Babies campaign.
This session saw some of the most significant investments in the policy action and investments in the financing of early childhood learning and development than we’ve seen in years. Every single win had bipartisan sponsorship, as well as bipartisan votes of support in each chamber, which is a testam
Please join the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning on Tuesday, May 8 for Strolling Thunder™—a community play date, rally and march to raise awareness of issues facing expecting families, pregnant women, infants and toddlers and to encourage policymake