Each year, the Colorado Department of Education reports longitudinal data on the impact of the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) to the state legislature.
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.
On April 30, babies and families from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will descend on Capitol Hill for ZERO TO THREE’s third annual Strolling ThunderTM event! The families will meet with their Members of Congress to remind them to invest in their youngest constituents.
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Clayton Early Learning and Colorado Children’s Campaign have teamed up to host our eighth annual advocacy day on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Capitol Update: New bills include tax credit for early educators, dental service for pregnant moms, child care action plan and much more
Each week during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids.
This week we sat down to talk to our Vice President of Early Childhood and Policy Initiatives about Colorado’s ambitious plan to provide full-day kindergarten to all Colorado kids.
Advocates and educators cheered this week as Gov. Jared Polis shared his vision for prioritizing education and health in Colorado’s budget in the coming year. Full-day kindergarten, increased access to quality preschool, higher K-12 education investments and a healthy reserve were among his priorities.
Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood has earned a $5.8 million federal grant to accelerate efforts to ensure kids are ready for school.
Voters see a critical lack of quality, affordable early childhood education, regardless of their income level. Only 15 percent say that most or all local programs available to lower and middle-income families are high quality and affordable.
Studies show that children who are detained experience trauma, stress, and anxiety, and that detainment may cause developmental delays and long-term mental health risks for children.
The failure of the state to invest in early education is puzzling given the strong and growing evidence base for how valuable a full-day kindergarten experience is for children. For example, recent evidence from random assignment to full- versus half-day kindergarten shows strong results in terms of