KIDS COUNT & Data
As a data-driven advocacy organization, the Colorado Children’s Campaign recognizes that accurate and reliable information is essential to the development of sound public policy. Producing, gathering, and analyzing reliable, data about children and children’s programs – disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and income where available – is our expertise. Sharing these data in easy-to-use formats with those who care about kids is a critical part of our mission.
The Children’s Campaign’s signature report, KIDS COUNT in Colorado! is released on an annual basis and provides user-friendly state- and county-level data on how children are faring. In addition to KIDS COUNT, the Children’s Campaign also produces a variety of reports and white papers on topics related to child health, K-12 education, early childhood learning and development, and fiscal issues impacting kids. The data in these reports serve as a basis for our policy agenda, including legislative priorities. They reveal the greatest obstacles Colorado’s kids face, shine a light on racial and ethnic disparities in child well-being, and point us toward opportunities to improve children’s lives through policy solutions. We also share our data and research with fellow child advocates, community and business leaders, legislators, and direct service providers who use them to inform their own efforts to support Colorado’s kids.
Our Signature Report
KIDS COUNT in Colorado!
KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. The Colorado Children’s Campaign produces KIDS COUNT in Colorado! as part of that project. Our KIDS COUNT report is an annual data initiative to assess and share information about the well-being of Colorado’s children and families and the trends that are impacting their lives.
Other Recent Children’s Campaign Reports and Publications
The Children’s Campaign publishes periodic reports and publications on timely topics within our priority issue areas. You can find a variety of archived documents or publication series here, including policy fact sheets, Children’s Budget analyses, concept papers, and more.
For more information or questions about our research and data, or to request a presentation by Children’s Campaign staff, please contact Sarah Hughes, Vice President, Research Initiatives, at Sarah@coloradokids.org or 303.620.4527.
Most of our publications are available to download free of charge on our website. Hard copies of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! are available to order. If you are interested in a hard copy of a report not found online, please contact us at 303.839.1580.
“When I think of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, I think ‘best data ever.’ Whenever I have a business leader looking for data, I send them straight to the Children’s Campaign.”— Tom Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation