Date Published: March 10, 2011

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 18 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.

The Children’s Campaign released our 2011 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report on March 10, 2011 at a news conference at the state capitol. Governor John Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor Joe Garcia joined us at the release.

This year’s report, The Impact of the Great Recession on Colorado’s Children, shows that the recession substantially impacted a wide range of Colorado children, including those who didn’t previously suffer from poverty and economic hardship. The report contains some of the earliest data of its kind in Colorado and in the nation about the impacts of the recession on children’s lives.

2011 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!