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.

Education, Child Wellness Rise to Top of TBD Colorado Town Hall Process

Education, Child Wellness Rise to Top of TBD Colorado Town Hall Process
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: November 16, 2012

Improving the education and health opportunities of Colorado children is a priority of Coloradans who participated in a year-long civic engagement project. At the request of Gov. John Hickenlooper, TBD Colorado gathered opinions via social media and from more than 1,200 residents during 70 public […]

State Board of Education Reviews School Readiness Assessment for Kindergartners

State Board of Education Reviews School Readiness Assessment for Kindergartners
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 16, 2012

This week, the Colorado Children’s Campaign urged board members to adopt a single assessment to fulfill the state’s requirement identified in statute through legislation passed in 2008, the Colorado Acheivement Plan for Kids (CAP4K). The board will make a final decision at its Dec. 5 […]

Support the Children’s Campaign Through Colorado Gives Day on December 4

Support the Children’s Campaign Through Colorado Gives Day on December 4
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 16, 2012

Support the Colorado Children’s Campaign on the third annual Colorado Gives Day, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. Colorado Gives Day, which takes place on December 4, encourages Colorado residents to give to their favorite charities through the GivingFirst.org website. The Colorado Children’s Campaign relies on […]

Weld County Child Advocate Joins It’s About Kids Network

Weld County Child Advocate Joins It’s About Kids Network
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 15, 2012

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Barber as our newest It’s About Kids Community Leader. Elizabeth is Executive Director of The Greeley Dream Team, a non-profit organization that has worked collaboratively with Weld County School District 6 since the Dream Team’s inception in 1986. […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Enrollment in Full Day Kindergarten

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Enrollment in Full Day Kindergarten
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 15, 2012

In the 2011-2012 school year, 67 percent of Colorado kindergarteners (approximately 44,500 kids) were enrolled in a full-day kindergarten program. Quality, full-day kindergarten programs help young children continue the academic and social gains they began in preschool.  Availability of full-day kindergarten varies widely across Colorado, […]

2012 Elections Bring Changes to Colorado Legislature, School Districts

2012 Elections Bring Changes to Colorado Legislature, School Districts
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

By now you’ve heard the big national news of Tuesday’s election. Here’s a summary of what happened in Colorado: National election: All seven of Colorado’s incumbent U.S. Representatives won reelection. Neither Sens. Mark Udall nor Michael Bennet were up for reelection.   Colorado House of Representatives: […]

Alternative Education in Colorado

Alternative Education in Colorado
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

While a traditional school environment may work well for many students, there are also many for whom it is not the right place to get a meaningful education. The Children’s Campaign’s recently released report, Alternative Education and Pathways to Success, examines Colorado’s Alternative Education Campuses (AECs), compares […]

School Finance Technical Advisory Group Discusses Early Childhood and Revenue

School Finance Technical Advisory Group Discusses Early Childhood and Revenue
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2012

Early childhood education and revenue were the topics discussed in this week’s meeting of the school finance technical advisory group. Children’s Campaign President and CEO Chris Watney emphasized to the group that strengthening preschool and kindergarten services and the need for adequate funding are not […]