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. Ours is an annual data initiative to assess and share information about the well-being of Colorado's children and the trends impacting their lives. The report is designed to provide user-friendly state and county data, help decision makers and advocates understand the challenges and opportunities facing children statewide, and focus attention and resources on the areas where they are needed most.
The 2022 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report reveals the momentous loss experienced by children and families across the state during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. It illustrates the pandemic’s continued, far-reaching effects on Colorado kids and families.View Kids Count
The 2021 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report examines how children fared during the first year of the COVID-19 crisis. The new hardships posed by the COVID-19 crisis have the potential to exacerbate the challenges Colorado families were already facing before the pandemic began.View Kids Count
The 2020 edition of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! examines the current state of preschool in Colorado—the need, the access, and the opportunity—as lawmakers consider expanding access to the Colorado Preschool Program and Gov. Jared Polis calls for improved access to quality preschool statewide.View Kids Count