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.

Joint Budget Committee actions and our policy priorities

Joint Budget Committee actions and our policy priorities
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 22, 2020

Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) has been making budget cuts since they reconvened on May 4, trying to make up for the $3.3 billion General Fund shortfall due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Join Us for a Conversation about Child Care and Colorado’s Economy!

Join Us for a Conversation about Child Care and Colorado's Economy
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 8, 2020

Please join the Council for a Strong America Colorado and the Raise Colorado coalition for a timely conversation on the state of infant and toddler child care in Colorado via the newly released report: “Want to Grow Colorado’s Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis.”

Colorado could lose more than half of its child care supply due to COVID-19

Colorado could lose more than half of its child care supply due to COVID-19
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 1, 2020

Child care is essential infrastructure, yet providers nation-wide continue to be at risk of permanent closure due to the impacts of COVID-19. New analysis from the Center for American Progress combines data from the March 12-25 NAEYC survey of 11,500 child care providers and information about child care deserts nationwide to further model the potential loss to the sector

COVID-19 pandemic data reveal racial divide in “healthiest” state

COVID-19 pandemic data reveal racial divide in “healthiest” state
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 17, 2020

In Colorado and across the country, communities of color are disproportionately contracting and dying from COVID-19. African Americans represent more than 70 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in communities such as Chicago, Milwaukee and Louisiana, and represented all of the COVID-19 deaths in St. Louis as of April 9.

Two Opportunities to Raise Your Voice

Two Opportunities to Raise Your Voice
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 17, 2020

Knowledge from people who are directly impacted by an issue is critical, especially in times of crisis. That’s why several of our partners are working to collect stories and learn more about how workers, parents, families and others are managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you will take these opportunities to raise your voice and help to inform the COVID response in the short- and long-term.

Next steps for Colorado’s early care and education sector

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 10, 2020

Child care providers across Colorado are currently at risk of permanent closure as their already thin profit margins before the pandemic have disappeared. On Monday, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, along with more than 25 partners, submitted an advocacy letter to state policy makers on next steps needed to ensure the survival of Colorado’s early care and education sector.

Colorado Children’s Campaign ECE and COVID-19 Calls

Colorado Children’s Campaign ECE and COVID-19 Calls
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 3, 2020

The Children’s Campaign has been convening twice-weekly calls with more than 200 providers, philanthropic leaders, nonprofits, state agency leaders and policy makers to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Colorado’s early childhood sector. Anyone interested can sign up to get invitations to join the calls and receive the call notes via e-mail by filling out the form available at this link.