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.

Measures of Children’s Health Care Quality Include Developmental Screening

Measures of Children’s Health Care Quality Include Developmental Screening
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: December 1, 2017

Coloradans now have access to a new source of information on how well babies and young children are being screened for developmental milestones—and how we compare to other states reporting on similar services. Information released in November shows Colorado is performing in the top half of states.

ALERT: Take action to support CHIP

ALERT: Take action to support CHIP
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: September 15, 2017

In case you missed it, we issued an alert yesterday to take action on CHIP. Please reach out to our Senators and your U.S. Representative today! With just a few legislative days left in September, Congress has not ensured funding for the vital and successful […]

Learn more about the quality of your child’s school

Learn more about the quality of your child’s school
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 23, 2017

Want to understand more about the quality of your child’s school? Join the Colorado Children’s Campaign and the Colorado Education Initiative for a Data 101 skill building workshop on Monday, June 26 at the Corky Gonzales Library. Participants will develop skills to better understand and […]

Report: Early Childhood Education Unites American Voters

Report: Early Childhood Education Unites American Voters
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 23, 2017

The First Five Years Fund released its 2017 national bipartisan poll that examined American voters’ attitudes towards early childhood education. At a time when divisive rhetoric, calls for resistance, and partisan distrust dominate the political headlines across the country, the poll demonstrates broad, bipartisan public […]

New report reviews importance of statewide assessments in Colorado

New report reviews importance of statewide assessments in Colorado
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 27, 2017

A white paper released this week by Climb Higher Colorado, Stand for Children and the Colorado Children’s Campaign offers an overview of statewide summative assessments in Colorado. The report, “Statewide Testing in Colorado: Where it Came From and Why It Matters,” provides background on why […]