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 IAK Leader in Larimer County

New IAK Leader in Larimer County
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 27, 2013

Bev Thurber, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County, is the newest community leader to join the It’s About Kids Network at the Colorado Children’s Campaign. We are thrilled to have Bev’s experience, expertise and passion for children’s issues and happy to […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Sept. 27, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Sept. 27, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: September 27, 2013

In the 2011-2012 school year, 25 percent of Colorado students entered or exited a school district after the October 1st count date. This number is referred to as the student mobility rate. Some school districts had mobility rates as high as 81 percent. To find […]

KIDS COUNT Success Story: Overcoming a Food Desert in Campo

KIDS COUNT Success Story: Overcoming a Food Desert in Campo
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: September 26, 2013

Campo is a prime example of a “food desert,” where access to fresh food is not always an option. The tiny southeast Colorado town’s closest Wal-Mart is three hours away in the nearest big city—Amarillo, Texas. For Campo families, fresh fruits and vegetables can be […]

Vote Yes on Amendment 66 Events Planned

Vote Yes on Amendment 66 Events Planned
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: September 20, 2013

Several events to promote the Vote Yes on 66 campaign are planned for the coming weeks. Join Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and other early childhood leaders at a press conference on Monday, Sept. 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Clayton Learning Center, 3801 Martin Luther […]