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.

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.

We support a referred measure to decrease teen vaping and smoking

We support a referred measure to decrease teen vaping and smoking
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 26, 2019

The Colorado Children’s Campaign joins the many health, education and community leaders who strongly support legislation introduced this week to curb youth nicotine and tobacco use. Colorado’s teenagers report e-cigarette use at twice the national average; we lead the nation in teen vaping.

Capitol Update: The last lap–MMRC, Full-Day K, Census, School lunch race to the finish

Riley Kitts recaps week 17 at the Colorado state capitol
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 26, 2019

Each week during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. See our website for complete analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.

Capitol Update: Polis signs budget bill & dental benefits for CHP+ moms; school removal passes both chambers; #FullDayK heads to last hurdle

Riley Kitts recap the week at the Colorado State Capitol
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 19, 2019

Each week during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. See our website for complete analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.

Speak Up For Kids day highlights teen vaping, full-day kindergarten, and maternal mortality

Speak up advocates in front of the south steps of the Colorado state capitol
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 22, 2019

This week more than 180 advocates came to the Colorado State Capitol for our annual advocacy day, Speak Up For Kids. Held in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado and Clayton Early Learning, the day of activism helps new and emerging advocates learn new skills and gain confidence in speaking up for kids’ issues under the Gold Dome.

The West Steps: The short explanation of The Long Bill

Riley Kitts holding his phone with The West Steps podcast picture
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2019

Riley Kitts returns to updates us on the lightening progress of proposed legislation impacting kids, and demystifies the budget blueprint that legislators will be putting together in the coming weeks.

Colorado supports families impacted by government shutdown

protestas-carry end government shutdown sign
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 18, 2019

Today marks day 28 of the federal government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. For more than 220,000 Colorado families this means losses in steady income and potential cuts to programs that families rely on for health and economic stability.