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 is among the states with the most to lose if 2020 Census undercounts Hispanic/Latino population; we need your help to ensure that doesn’t happen

Colorado Child Trends
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 16, 2019

A Child Trends brief released earlier this week finds that Colorado could lose up to $193 million in federal funding each year for vital kids’ programs if the 2020 Census undercounts our state’s Hispanic/Latino residents by even a small margin. That would make Colorado one […]

Fast Fact-August 09, 2019

Fast Fact-August 09, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 9, 2019

In 2018, 46.1 percent of Colorado fourth graders met or exceeded expectations on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) English Language Arts (ELA) assessment, a slight increase from just over 44 percent of fourth graders in 2017.

Act now to fight change to SNAP threatening to push thousands into hunger

a Child playing in a sink
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: August 2, 2019

This month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new rule that could hurt approximately 90,000 Coloradans annually, including families with kids, who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help put food on the table.