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.

Resources to help you learn more about COVID-19 vaccines

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 23, 2021

Highly effective COVID-19 vaccines have been available for months, and while we know many in our community have already been vaccinated, we also know many folks have not yet decided and may want more information as they evaluate options. 

School Climate Coalition to launch in August

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 23, 2021

Thank you again for joining us at our Nothing but Blue Skies: A Pep Rally for School Climate Change event on July 9. We hope you’ll join us for our first School Climate Coalition meeting on Monday, August 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Get involved in improving early literacy in Colorado

children group reading books
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 23, 2021

Gary Community Ventures recently launched Search for Solution process focused on early literacy, an exciting new opportunity to advocate for kids and families in your community 

Fast Fact – July 23, 2021

Fast Fact – July 23, 2021
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 23, 2021

In 2019, 10.7 percent of school-aged children in Colorado (ages 5-17) were living in poverty. Prior to the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the poverty rate for school-aged children had fallen consistently since 2012, and in 2019 reached its lowest level since the early 2000s.