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.

Preschool progress accelerates in Colorado

Preschool progress accelerates in Colorado
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: January 10, 2020

The Office of Early Childhood formally announced that Colorado was one of only 26 states to successfully apply for and receive a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

SNAP under siege in 2019

SNAP under siege in 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 13, 2019

A new change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will impact hundreds rural Coloradans including members of the Ute Mountain Tribe. The negative change tightens work requirements for able bodied adults without dependents between the ages of 18 and 49.

What’s next after Prop CC: Vision 2020

vision 2020 campaign
Written by: Yoast Support
Date Posted: November 8, 2019

More than 640,000 Coloradans voted yes on Prop CC this week because they agree Colorado deserves better investments in education and transportation.

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.