KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

Federal stimulus bill: How will it support Coloradans?

Federal stimulus bill: How will it support Coloradans?
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 27, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the third and most expansive bill considered by Congress this month to address the public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is the largest stimulus package in modern American history

Curious how your community is responding to the 2020 Census? Check out this map and remind your friends and family to respond today

Check your mailbox: the census is coming
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: March 27, 2020

The 2020 Census is well underway, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended all of our daily lives. As of Friday, March 27, 29 percent of Colorado households had responded to the census. Although Colorado’s self-response rate is on par with the national average, we have a long way to go to ensure every household in the state is counted.

The West Steps: The census is too important to be stopped by a pandemic

The West Steps 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 27, 2020

Invitations to complete the 2020 Census hit mailboxes at the same time the coronavirus was spreading across the nation. This crisis could significantly impact the counting of every Coloradan, and our state could be severely hurt by an undercount for years to come.

Colorado Children’s Campaign in the news

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 27, 2020

As our work shifts to meet the needs of kids and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been busy advocating in all avenues and amplifying the challenges families are facing. Here are some of the efforts we have been working on with partners in the past few weeks.