KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child wellbeing news around the state. In our weekly newsletter, you can find data and research on child health, early childhood learning and development, K-12 education, and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help 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 you need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children. 

Healthy School Meals for All still needs your support

Healthy School Meals for All still needs your support
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 25, 2022

SB22-087 passed in the Senate Education Committee with a bipartisan 5-2 vote. It now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee – where it’s anticipated to face more resistance. Join the Action Alert today!

Capitol Update: A big week for early childhood in Colorado

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 18, 2022

We are halfway through the 2022 legislative session! More than 450 bills have been introduced with several big-ticket items still waiting to be brought forward. This week, the 485-page bill to fully establish the new Department of Early Childhood was introduced.

Proposed legislation would ensure pandemic-era school lunch expansions remain

Proposed legislation would ensure pandemic-era school lunch expansions remain
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 11, 2022

Throughout the pandemic, the federal government implemented programs to ensure that U.S. students would have access to universal free school lunches during the public health crisis. Now, as we near two years of the pandemic’s impact on our communities, these programs could disappear.