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.

An Introduction to TANF in Colorado During the Recession Report Released

An Introduction to TANF in Colorado During the Recession Report Released
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 10, 2013

The Children’s Campaign released a report in April explaining changes in funding levels for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant during the recession, one of the more important sources of support for low-income families and children. It also explains how the […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – May 10, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – May 10, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: May 10, 2013

In 2011, 5 percent of all Colorado kids received basic cash assistance through the Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Colorado Works/TANF assists low-income families in becoming self-sufficient by strengthening their economic and social stability. However, of every 100 Colorado families living in […]

Future School Finance Act Clears Legislature

Future School Finance Act Clears Legislature
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 3, 2013

The most significant overhaul of Colorado’s school financing system in two decades earned final legislative approval this week and heads to Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature. The bill is the culmination of nearly two years of work and the efforts of dozens of organizations, […]

Capitol Update – May 3, 2013

Capitol Update – May 3, 2013
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 3, 2013

Medicaid Expansion: Senate Bill 200 (Aguilar/Ferrandino) was approved by the full House this week with a 36-23 vote with 6 lawmakers excused and goes to the governor’s desk. It would expand eligibility for Medicaid to adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty […]

Colorado Shops for Kids Kickoff Event at MAX – Huge Success!

Colorado Shops for Kids Kickoff Event at MAX – Huge Success!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 3, 2013

We’d like to thank MAX in Cherry Creek North for hosting our Colorado Shops for Kids kickoff and for their support in making the event such a huge success. Shoppers who used their MAX voucher that night were entered into the MAX gift certificate drawing. […]

Buy Your Colorado Shops for Kids Book Today!

Buy Your Colorado Shops for Kids Book Today!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 3, 2013

It’s not too late to buy your Colorado Shops for Kids book! This important fundraiser for the Colorado Children’s Campaign is happening right now, May 1 through May 14. The shopping book provides participants with amazing savings at premier retailers and restaurants throughout Colorado’s most […]

Colorado Springs Leaders to Join May 22 KIDS COUNT discussion

Colorado Springs Leaders to Join May 22 KIDS COUNT discussion
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: May 3, 2013

Colorado Springs community leaders will examine health and education issues facing children locally and throughout Colorado in a community luncheon on May 22 at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Children’s Campaign will present statewide and county-specific data on child well-being from its 2013 KIDS COUNT […]

Colorado ASSET Bill Signed by Gov. Hickenlooper

Colorado ASSET Bill Signed by Gov. Hickenlooper
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 3, 2013

More than 500 people gathered to witness Gov. Hickenlooper sign the Colorado ASSET bill on Monday. Eligible undocumented students will now qualify for in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. This bill moves Colorado closer to ensuring that every student has access to the […]