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.

High quality early childhood education is a tool to break the cycle of poverty

a child in a stroller
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: May 17, 2019

This week, Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman released his team’s latest findings about the long-term, and now inter-generational, impacts of targeted, high quality early childhood investments. He based his findings on longitudinal data from the Perry Preschool Program that began more than five decades ago.

Fast Fact- May 17, 2019

Fast Fact- May 17, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 17, 2019

In Fiscal Year 17-18, 7.5 percent of Colorado children between the ages of 0 and 18 (over 100,000 kids) received health coverage through the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) at some point during the year.

Capitol Update:10 big wins for kids

Advocates meet with legislators
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2019

The 2019 legislative session has ended, but our relentless tracking of legislation continues! We’ll update all the bills we’ve tracked on our website as they are signed. Click here to see them all.

The West Steps: Real results for kids

The West Steps: Real results for kids
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2019

We go deep into what really happened under the Gold Dome for our official season finale (expect special editions throughout the summer).

Children’s Campaign in the News

Children’s Campaign in the News
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2019

Our experts in child well-being have been quoted a lot lately by local and national media. We’re grateful for this coverage and hope Coloradans learn more about the issues facing kids—and the solutions we can all get behind.

Fast Fact- May 10, 2019

Fast Fact- May 10, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2019

In Fiscal Year 17-18, 44 percent of children under 19 in Colorado were enrolled in Medicaid (about 593,000 children).