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.

The West Steps: Prop CC explained, with Speaker KC Becker

Prop CC The West Step Recording
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 11, 2019

K.C. Becker, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, joins us in our studios to explain how a yes vote on Prop CC this November would allow Colorado communities and families to share in our rapid economic expansion.

Fast Fact, October 11, 2019

Fast Fact, October 11, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 11, 2019

In the 2018-2019 school year, the Colorado legislature authorized a total of 23,980 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP).

Prop CC is good for Colorado kids and families

Prop CC
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 4, 2019

The Children’s Campaign supports Proposition CC, which you’ll find on your fall ballot due Nov. 5. We support it because it is a strong step toward ensuring our public investment system works for all Coloradans and supports the services that kids and families need to thrive.

Health insurance gains for Colorado kids stall

Uninsured Colorado Children under 19
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: October 4, 2019

Last week two separate surveys showed that the historic gains Colorado has seen in covering all kids with health insurance have stalled—and the reasons why aren’t surprising.

Fast Fact- October 4, 2019

Fast Fact- October 4, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 4, 2019

Between 2013 and 2017, just over half of Colorado’s 3- and 4-year-olds (about 51 percent) were enrolled in any type of preschool program.

Advocate to strengthen child nutrition programs

Advocate to strengthen child nutrition programs
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: September 27, 2019

It’s been nearly a decade since the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 passed, and now Congress has an opportunity to improve and strengthen child nutrition and school meal programs through the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) process.