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.

Child Care Challenges Gaining Attention at the Federal and State Levels

children group reading books
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 14, 2020

The House Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education heard from practitioners, researchers and parents about the lack of accessible, affordable, high-quality childcare and the impact of child care on the country’s economy.

Fast Fact- Feb 14, 2020

Fast Fact- Feb 14, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 14, 2020

In 2017, 4.5 percent of Colorado children did not have health insurance. While Colorado’s rate of uninsured children fell by two thirds in the last decade, our progress has stalled and the rate has hovered around 4.4 percent since 2015.

Act now to help boost Colorado’s vaccination rate

Riley Kits recaps the immunization week
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 7, 2020

More than half a million students in Colorado attend schools where vaccination rates are so low they don’t have full protection from vaccine-preventable childhood illnesses.