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.

Share your perspective on Colorado’s infant and family child care shortage

Senate Bill 19-063 discussion meeting
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: July 12, 2019

Join the Raise Colorado coalition for one of two discussions of Senate Bill 19-063 (SB 63) and its requirement that Colorado create an Infant and Family Child Care Action Plan. The meetings will include a presentation of the SB 63 process by Kristen Lang of the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and a facilitated discussion of the barriers and solutions to Colorado’s infant and family child care shortage.

Deplorable conditions in detention facilities holding children at the U.S. border have lasting consequences

Deplorable conditions in detention facilities holding children at the U.S. border have lasting consequences
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: July 12, 2019

Every child who comes into the custody of our government should be guaranteed the protection and services necessary to ensure their safety, well-being, and development—and to mitigate the stress and trauma of being held in detention. A recent report from The Brookings Institution highlights the impacts of a number of unsanitary and unsafe conditions occurring in detention facilities at the U.S. border on the development of children.

Fast Fact- July 12, 2019

Fast Fact- July 12, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 12, 2019

In 2017, Colorado’s child abuse rate rose to 9.2 victims out of every 1,000 children, the highest child maltreatment rate since 2003.

Save the date for our 2019 Annual Luncheon!

Save the date for our 2019 Annual Luncheon!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 28, 2019

We have a few new exciting twists up our sleeves, including a new venue! We anticipate a packed house. Tickets available starting July 17 but sponsorships are available now. Contact Carleigh@coloradokids.org for sponsorship opportunities. 

Fast Fact- June 28, 2019

Fast Fact- June 28, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 28, 2019

In 2017, Colorado’s teen suicide rate reached its highest level on record: 20.6 suicides per 100,000 teens ages 15-19, representing 76 young people who took their own lives. Among the 10 counties for which teen suicide rates were available, Pueblo County had the highest rate (51.1 per 100,000 teens), while Arapahoe County had the highest number of teen suicides (13).

Act now to oppose a harmful proposed change to the way poverty is measured

Act now to oppose a harmful proposed change to the way poverty is measured
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: June 14, 2019

The Trump administration recently issued a request for comments on a proposal to change the way the official poverty measure (OPM) is adjusted for inflation. As we have previously written, the change would have significant and lasting impacts on families who are already struggling to overcome barriers to financial security.