KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 12, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: July 12, 2013

A growing number of school districts have been offering full-day kindergarten for Colorado students. In 2012, 70 percent of all Colorado kindergarteners were enrolled in a full-day program, up from 40 percent five years ago. Since the state pays for only a half day, many schools must find other sources of income to support full-day programs, or charge families tuition. To see how kids are doing in your county or school district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.