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.

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

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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.

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

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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.