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, youth success, family economic prosperity 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. Subscribe to KidsFlash today to receive our posts in the form of our weekly e-newsletter.

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Federal legislation to support home visiting moves forward

Federal legislation to support home visiting moves forward

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

Over the past several weeks, KidsFlash has been following potential progress made to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. MIECHV supports critical work to develop and implement voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs. In Fiscal Year 2020, the program reached almost […]

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See you at Strolling Thunder Colorado tomorrow!/¡Nos vemos en Strolling Thunder Colorado mañana!/فردا منتظر شما در قدم زنی فریاد کلرادو هستیم!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Oct. 1, for our fifth annual Strolling Thunder Colorado to bring attention to what babies and their families need to thrive. Strolling Thunder Colorado is a family-friendly event designed to engage participants of all ages!

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Child Care Voters Week of Action is next week!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

From Oct. 3 -7, Community Change Action is hosting a nationwide Child Care Voters Week of Action in partnership with Child Care Changemakers. The goal of this event is to push federal and state elected officials to center the child care sector in policy initiatives.

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Colorado receives five-year Statewide Family Engagement Center grant!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

Colorado is one of eight states selected to receive a five-year federal grant to address learning recovery and related impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and implement practices and systems to improve student development and family well-being in our communities.

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Join our Team!

Join our Team!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

Ready to join a hard-working, dedicated team that is committed to advocating for children throughout Colorado? We are excited to announce that the Children’s Campaign is hiring a new Policy Analyst and Advocacy Manager!

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Denver rent is now the 9th most expensive among U.S. metro areas

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

According to a recent report, Denver is the 9th most expensive metro area in the U.S. for renters. The median rent in the city is now $2,550 – a 46% increase since August 2021. These new data underscore the ongoing struggles families face in accessing affordable housing in Colorado communities.

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MyFriendBen eligibility tool recently released

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

Gary Community Ventures recently released a new tool – MyFriendBen – to help parents quickly understand if they are eligible for state and federal benefits.

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Fund My Future grants now accessible to more Colorado high schools

Fund My Future grants now accessible to more Colorado high schools

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), is updating eligibility requirements for the Fund My Future grant, allowing more school districts and charter schools to apply.

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