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.

Capitol Updates: FAMLI Act moves forward, along with early childhood school removal bill, dental benefits for moms on CHP+, and census outreach bill is introduced.

Riley Kitts recaps week 11 at the Colorado state capitol
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 15, 2019

Each week during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. See our website for complete analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.

Legislators move toward addressing Colorado’s unequal and unfair property tax system

screenshot of short video explaining our property tax problem
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 15, 2019

Last summer, we brought you a series of KidsFlash articles demystifying the ways Colorado’s Constitution puts school finance on auto-pilot: by creating a wildly inequitable property tax system that no one asked for, and then in the absence of a statewide solution to inadequacy and inequity, requiring school districts to go after local revenue, exacerbating funding disparities between districts.

Fast Fact- March 15, 2019

Fast Fact- March 15, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 15, 2019

In the 2018-2019 school year, the Colorado legislature authorized a total of 23,980 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) to serve children in the state experiencing significant family risk-factors in early childhood, as well as those with educational disabilities.

Capitol Update: Early childhood school removal bill introduced; equal pay for equal work bill introduced; budget bill writing kicks off

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 8, 2019

Each week during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. See our website for complete analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed. Here are a few highlights from the Gold Dome this week:

Rally for the FAMLI Act!

Prenatal update
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 8, 2019

Join us for a rally to support the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act next Wednesday! Paid family and medical leave bolsters child and maternal health, child development, and involved parenting.