KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child wellbeing news around the state. In our weekly newsletter, you can find data and research on child health, early childhood learning and development, K-12 education, and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help 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 you need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children. 

COVID-19 booster shots for children 5 to 11 approved by FDA and CDC

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 20, 2022

On May 17, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot for children ages 5 to 11. On May 19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) followed suit by officially recommending the authorized booster shot for children in the age group if five months.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 20, 2022

Mental health is a cornerstone of child and family well-being. During early and adolescent development, the link between a child’s mental health and their school readiness, behavioral and social-emotional well-being, and long-term health and life outcomes is significant.

Register for the release of the Pulse poll survey findings

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 20, 2022

Each year, the Colorado Health Foundation’s Pulse poll survey measures a range of important health issues faced by Coloradans. The release of these findings aims to uplift the voices of the nearly 3,000 Coloradans that took the poll.

Fast Fact – May 20, 2022

Fast Fact – May 20, 2022
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 20, 2022

In the 2021-22 school year, Colorado public schools saw a slight increase in student enrollment in grades PK-12 after experiencing a sizeable drop during the first year of the pandemic.