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.

Colorado State Human Services Board increases assistance for low-income families for first time in nearly a decade

Basic cash assistance reporting
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: July 13, 2018

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.

Colorado coalition on prenatal, infant and toddler progress seeks members

Colorado coalition on prenatal, infant and toddler progress seeks members
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: June 15, 2018

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.

Fast Fact–June 15, 2018

Fast Fact–June 15, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 15, 2018

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 […]

LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 18, 2018

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 bring first Strolling ThunderTM event to Colorado

a baby in a stroller
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 11, 2018

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.

Young children are big winners of the 2018 session

A woman and her baby at an event
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: May 10, 2018

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