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.

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 15, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 15, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 15, 2013

In the 2011-2012 school year, 20,160 Colorado children were enrolled in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The number of CPP slots is capped by the legislature and has remained flat for the past three school years. CPP provides high-quality preschool free of charge, and research […]

Legislators and Partners Join for Lunch & Learn on Child Health

Legislators and Partners Join for Lunch & Learn on Child Health
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

Legislators and Partners Join for Lunch & Learn on Child Health Colorado legislators and other partners who attended this week’s Child Health Lunch & Learn explored the history of child health insurance coverage and the opportunities they have this session to ensure all Colorado kids […]

Capitol Update – Feb. 8, 2013

Capitol Update – Feb. 8, 2013
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

Next week we expect two of our priority bills to have second committee hearings, including: Alignment of Child Development Programs: House Bill 13-1117 (Hamner/Hodge,Newell) will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 a.m. in the Legislative Services Building Room A. […]

2013 Circle of Friends Kicks Off Year, Begins Planning Annual Events

2013 Circle of Friends Kicks Off Year, Begins Planning Annual Events
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

The Circle of Friends Leadership Board, the Children’s Campaign’s ambassador network, has kicked off its year and begun helping the Children’s Campaign plan its much-anticipated annual events—the Membership Tea, Colorado Shops for Kids, and the Annual Luncheon—that raise critical funds for our work on behalf […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 8, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 8, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

In 2011, 9.7 percent of all Colorado kids under age 19 were uninsured, according to a Colorado Health Institute analysis of data from the American Community Survey. Although the percentage of uninsured Colorado children has declined in recent years, it remains high in several counties. […]

School Finance Continues to Move Forward as Key Issue at the Capitol for Kids

School Finance Continues to Move Forward as Key Issue at the Capitol for Kids
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 1, 2013

The efforts of the School Finance Partnership continue as we enter the legislative session, with many eyes at the capitol and communities statewide focused on the effort to overhaul the state’s School Finance Act. Sen. Mike Johnston hopes to introduce legislation this month and to […]