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.

Tuesday is Colorado Gives Day!

Colorado Gives day December 4, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 30, 2018

Our KidsFlash community members can help us reach our goal with a gift of $15! We believe all Kids Count. We know you do, too. Can we count on you to help make kids a priority in 2019?

Substantial risks to children at Texas detention facility

Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: November 30, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently inspected a detention facility for migrant children in Texas and identified substantial risks for children being held there. According to a memorandum issued by HHS, the facility has not been conducting FBI fingerprint background checks on the staff working at the facility, and the number of mental health providers at the facility is dangerously low.

Fast Fact – November 30, 2018

Fast Fact – November 30, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 30, 2018

Between 2012 and 2016, only 51 percent of Colorado’s 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled in any type of preschool program.

Learn more about prenatal, infant and toddler policy solutions in 2019

a child in a stroller
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 16, 2018

Across Colorado, family child care homes provide an essential source of care for children and families. The public policies that affect these homes are an area of robust discussion throughout the state, and we want to hear the voices of stakeholders on several topics.

Fast Fact – November 16, 2018

Fast Fact – November 16, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 16, 2018

In 2016, approximately 77 percent of all 2-year-olds in Colorado were fully immunized, a slight decrease from 78 percent of children in this age group in 2015.

Thank you for making kids a priority in the 2018 election!

a baby sitting in a car sit
Written by: Riley Kitts
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

The Children’s Campaign would like to applaud all Coloradans who voted last Tuesday! We were encouraged by such high voter turnout (nearly 60 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot), especially among unaffiliated voters. The results were mixed for Colorado kids, but there is still a lot to celebrate.

Engaging, impactful legislative symposium hosted by the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Council

the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HuLA) Early Childhood Council
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Congratulations to our partners at the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HuLA) Early Childhood Council on their informative and inspiring legislative symposium at the end of October. Hosted in partnership with the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition and Think Babies, the HuLA Early Childhood Council Legislative Symposium educated dozens of elected officials, candidates for public office, community leaders, and parents about the importance of the earliest years of a child’s life and the impact that they can have on their future development and success.