2010 KIDS COUNT
KIDS COUNT in Colorado! is an annual publication of the Children’s Campaign, providing state- and county-level data on child well-being factors including child health, education, and economic status. Since its first release 17 years ago, KIDS COUNT in Colorado! has become the most trusted source for data and information on Colorado children and is relied upon by lawmakers, community leaders, and child advocates to inform policy debates and community discussions on issues impacting kids.
In this year’s KIDS COUNT in Colorado!, the Children’s Campaign digs deeper into a troubling trend that emerged in the 2008 and 2009 KIDS COUNT reports. Since 2000, the number of children living in poverty has grown faster in Colorado than in any other state in the nation. At the same time, national reports rank Colorado in the middle – about average – in the nation in child well-being, making the poverty trend even harder to understand. In this year’s report, we look even more closely at the components of the data on poverty, child health, education and early childhood, knowing the key to finding effective solutions lies in the most thorough understanding of the problem.2010 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!