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 Children’s Campaign Supports Amendment 73

Colorado Children’s Campaign Supports Amendment 73
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: August 10, 2018

We support Amendment 73 because it includes foundational, statewide investments in the critical early years, including preschool and full-day kindergarten. We support it because it would provide adequate funding to meet the unique needs of all students – investments which research have shown to have

Youth Survey reveals significant disparities for youth of color and LGBT youth

Youth Survey reveals significant disparities for youth of color and LGBT youth
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: August 10, 2018

The 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey shows that some trends among youth in the state–including the prevalence of obesity and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana–remain largely unchanged since 2015. However, the report, released last week, also reveals stark differences in the health and we

Fast Fact – Aug. 10, 2018

Fast Fact – Aug. 10, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 10, 2018

In the 2017-2018 school year, 78 percent of Colorado kindergartners were enrolled in a full-day program, a significant increase from only 14 percent in 2001-2002. Research demonstrates that kindergartners in full-day programs make more academic progress and are better prepared for first grade than children […]