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.

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

Children still held in custody, separated from their parents

Children still held in custody, separated from their parents
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: December 7, 2018

The U.S. government is still holding 171 children in detention who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. These children have been separated from their parents and held in custody for as long as six months.

Learn more about prenatal, infant and toddler policy solutions in 2019

a child in a stroller
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 16, 2018

Across Colorado, family child care homes provide an essential source of care for children and families. The public policies that affect these homes are an area of robust discussion throughout the state, and we want to hear the voices of stakeholders on several topics.

Engaging, impactful legislative symposium hosted by the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Council

the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HuLA) Early Childhood Council
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Congratulations to our partners at the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HuLA) Early Childhood Council on their informative and inspiring legislative symposium at the end of October. Hosted in partnership with the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition and Think Babies, the HuLA Early Childhood Council Legislative Symposium educated dozens of elected officials, candidates for public office, community leaders, and parents about the importance of the earliest years of a child’s life and the impact that they can have on their future development and success.

Join us December 10 for Early Childhood Advocacy Training

Save the Date! Early Childhood Advocacy Training December 10
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

In partnership with Child Care Works, the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance and Clayton Early Learning, we are proud to offer a free daylong advocacy training for child advocates from across Colorado on Monday, December 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at WorkAbility-Uptown at the Sudler, 1576 Sherman St.

Save the Date! Early Childhood Advocacy Training December 10

Save the Date! Early Childhood Advocacy Training December 10
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

Mark your calendar for Monday, Dec. 10 for the Early Childhood Advocacy Training presented by Child Care Works, the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance, Clayton Early Learning, and the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

Plan to strip health care, food and housing from immigrant families introduced by Trump administration

baby laughing
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 27, 2018

As many as 120,000 Colorado families would be forced to choose between being separated or paying for food and other basic needs under a plan released by the Trump administration on Saturday. The proposal to change regulations that cut off pathways to citizenship for legally residing immigrants in the U.S. was quickly denounced by thousands of advocacy organizations nationwide.

Fast Fact- August 31, 2018

Fast Fact- August 31, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 31, 2018

In Fiscal Year 2016-2017, 6.4 percent of Colorado children between the ages of birth and 18 (approximately 85,000 kids) received health coverage through the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) at some point during the year.