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.

IAK Leader Spotlight: Jodi Walker

IAK Leader Spotlight: Jodi Walker
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 22, 2016

The It’s About Kids Network is the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s statewide, grassroots advocacy network. It is comprised of dedicated health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, parents and other engaged citizens. We’re featuring some of these amazing advocates in KidsFlash. Jodi […]

It’s About Kids Retreat – Glenwood Springs

It’s About Kids Retreat – Glenwood Springs
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 17, 2016

Thank you to our It’s About Kids Network Leaders and guests who joined us last week for our annual retreat! We gathered in Glenwood Springs to dive into issues facing kids in Colorado, expand our advocacy skills and deepen relationships. See more photos from the […]

IAK Leader Spotlight: Shirley Ritter

IAK Leader Spotlight: Shirley Ritter
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 20, 2016

The It’s About Kids Network is the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s statewide, grassroots advocacy network. It is comprised of dedicated health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, parents and other engaged citizens. We’re featuring some of these amazing advocates in KidsFlash.   […]

Children’s Campaign Staff Visit Organizations in Durango and Ignacio

Children’s Campaign Staff Visit Organizations in Durango and Ignacio
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 16, 2015

As part of our KIDS COUNT tours, we are visiting local organizations in each community to broaden our understanding of issues facing children and families. Last week, we were fortunate to visit two organizations doing great work for kids and families in Southwestern Colorado: Leslie […]

KIDS COUNT Tour Rolls On, with Stops in Longmont and Durango

KIDS COUNT Tour Rolls On, with Stops in Longmont and Durango
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 9, 2015

The Children’s Campaign’s tour around the state to present data on child well-being from our annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report continued this week with stops in Longmont and Durango. The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County hosted us at their annual community event in […]

Southwestern Colorado Hosts KIDS COUNT Tour

Southwestern Colorado Hosts KIDS COUNT Tour
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 2, 2015

Today the Colorado Children’s Campaign wrapped up a 7-day tour of communities across Southwestern Colorado to share information on child well-being from our annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report. The Montelores Early Childhood Council hosted a KIDS COUNT presentation in Cortez on Friday to a […]

It’s About Kids Rocks Estes Park!  

It’s About Kids Rocks Estes Park!   
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 6, 2015

  More than 45 It’s About Kids leaders and Children’s Campaign staff gathered in the beautiful mountains of Estes Park for two days of meetings, workshops and valuable discussions about children’s issues this week. The group is re-energized and ready to take on a new […]

30 Years Bold: It’s About Kids Advocacy Network

30 Years Bold: It’s About Kids Advocacy Network
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 22, 2015

Formed in 1998 with three inaugural communities, It’s About Kids (IAK) is the Colorado Children’s Campaign’s statewide network of child advocates that includes health, early childhood and K-12 education professionals, community and business leaders, parents and other advocates. IAK is led by a dedicated group […]

Welcome IAK Network Leaders

Welcome IAK Network Leaders
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 8, 2015

Two new community leaders joined the It’s About Kids network recently. We’re pleased to welcome Maegan Lokteff, Executive Director of Grand Beginnings, part of the Rural Resort Region NE Early Childhood Council, from Grand County. Lea Ann Laybourn is a county commissioner and joins the […]

2015 KIDS COUNT Tour Stops in Grand Junction and Delta

2015 KIDS COUNT Tour Stops in Grand Junction and Delta
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 1, 2015

Thanks to It’s About Kids Network Leaders who hosted us for KIDS COUNT presentations and community visits this week in Grand Junction and Delta. In addition to KIDS COUNT discussions in both communities, our outreach team was honored to visit with the local Family Leadership […]