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.

Represent Colorado at Strolling Thunder in Washington, D.C.!

A child speaking at a podium with two adults behind him
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2019

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.

What would funding full-day kindergarten mean for Colorado?

What would funding full-day kindergarten mean for Colorado?
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: December 7, 2018

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