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.

New Resource Helps Identify and Locate Health Care Options across Colorado

New Resource Helps Identify and Locate Health Care Options across Colorado
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 30, 2013

Our partner Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) this week released the “Blue Guide”, a service to help Coloradans access health care. Coloradans can enter their location in the mobile app or online site and the Blue Guide will generate a comprehensive list of all health services and coverage […]

Marking 50 Years of Change

Marking 50 Years of Change
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: August 30, 2013

This week Americans paused to remember the “I Have a Dream” speech that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered during the March on Washington 50 years ago. Much progress has been made in securing the civil rights of all Americans, but much more […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 30, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 30, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 30, 2013

The Colorado legislature authorized 20,160 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) for the 2012-2013 school year. Between 2009-2010 and 2012-2013, the number of CPP slots remained flat. With these slots, CPP has the capacity to serve only 21 percent of all 4-year-olds in Colorado and 6 […]

Drum Roll, Please… Announcing the Annual Luncheon

Drum Roll, Please… Announcing the Annual Luncheon
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 23, 2013

We are thrilled to announce the Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon will take place Tuesday, October 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and will feature Carlotta Walls LaNier, youngest member of the Little Rock Nine and nationally-recognized education advocate. In 1957, Carlotta Walls volunteered as the youngest member of […]

IAK Adds New Members, Represents More Than Half of Colorado Population

IAK Adds New Members, Represents More Than Half of Colorado Population
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 23, 2013

The It’s About Kids Network continues to grow, and now operates in counties that represent 55 percent of Colorado’s total population. The Colorado Children’s Campaign is delighted to welcome two new community leaders and four new counties to the It’s About Kids network. Michelle Balleck […]

Colorado Commits to Kids Campaign Needs YOU

Colorado Commits to Kids Campaign Needs YOU
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: August 23, 2013

The Colorado Commits to Kids campaign is underway to ensure Colorado has the strongest education system in the nation. This November we will have the opportunity to invest in the accountable, innovative and equitable system to support all Colorado students. This is no easy task, […]

Chris Watney Highlighted in UNC Outreach Campaign

Chris Watney Highlighted in UNC Outreach Campaign
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 23, 2013

While driving near the airport and other places in the state, you might notice a familiar face in University of Northern Colorado billboards. Recently, UNC selected Children’s Campaign President and CEO Chris Watney to highlight as part of its “Bringing Education to Life” campaign. The billboards […]

Visit Us at the Sunnyside Music Fest Sept. 7

Visit Us at the Sunnyside Music Fest Sept. 7
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: August 23, 2013

The Colorado Children’s Campaign will be talking to parents and others who care about kids at the 11th annual Sunnyside Music Fest on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Chaffee Park, located at 44th Ave. & Tejon St. in Denver. With great bands, unique local vendors, […]