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.

Colorado colleges will host Free Application Day

Colorado colleges will host Free Application Day
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

On Oct. 30 more than 30 Colorado schools will be offering free college applications for students. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared October as College Application Month in an effort to increase access for all students to pursue higher education.

Public charge proposal introduced in the federal register

Prenatal update
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

The proposal cuts off pathways to permanent residence for legally residing immigrants, and asks families to make an impossible choice between accessing essential services for which they are eligible or keeping their families together

Fast Fact- September 07, 2018

Fast Fact- September 07, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 7, 2018

In 2016, more than 11,000 Colorado children between the ages of 0 and 17 were victims of child abuse or neglect, a rate of 8.4 victims out of every 1,000 children.

Rumored federal rule change would make families face a terrible choice

Rumored federal rule change would make families face a terrible choice
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: August 31, 2018

Family and immigration advocates are preparing to respond to a potential change in federal rules that would significantly harm Colorado children in immigrant families. The rumored change would mean immigrants lawfully residing here may not be able to receive residency status if they’ve ever used a government program to which they are entitled.