Date Published: March 18, 2013

Children’s Campaign President & CEO, Chris Watney, speaks at the press conference

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 20 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 the 2013 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report on March 18, 2013 at a news conference at the state Capitol with Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Ellen Roberts.

This year’s report, Community Matters, highlights community success stories from around the state. From a mobile preschool in Garfield County to a student-led bullying prevention program in Aurora, the report found that Coloradans of all backgrounds are harnessing the power of community to ensure all kids grow up healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

For the second year, the report ranks Colorado’s 25 largest counties in the areas of health, education, and family economic sufficiency. Douglas, Elbert and Broomfield counties again topped the list of Colorado counties with the best child well-being outcomes. Montezuma, Adams, and Denver counties were at the bottom of the list of the 25 most populous counties included in the rankings.

2013 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!