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.

Child Care Bill Passes out of Committee and on to Full Senate

Child Care Bill Passes out of Committee and on to Full Senate
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 20, 2013

This week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed the bipartisan Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2013. This bill would reauthorize and update the CCDBG program that helps low-income parents access and afford child care while they work […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Sept. 20

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Sept. 20
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: September 20, 2013

In 2013, the average composite ACT score among Colorado students was 20 out of 36. ACT scores have remained flat since 2010. The ACT is a national college entrance exam that measures knowledge of reading, writing, math and science. In Colorado, all public school students […]

New Health Coverage Options Coming Online

New Health Coverage Options Coming Online
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 13, 2013

For the last several years, Colorado has worked in a bipartisan manner to develop, grow and strengthen policies that help Coloradans access quality, affordable health care. Two of the most critical recent policy wins are now being put into action. Connect for Health Colorado, the […]

It’s About Kids Summer Tour Update

It’s About Kids Summer Tour Update
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: September 13, 2013

This week, the Children’s Campaign Outreach Team presented KIDS COUNT data in Yuma and Greeley. In Yuma, the team co-hosted a meeting with the Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington and Kit Carson Counties, as well as a workshop with members of the ESTRELLAS of the […]

Helping Children and Families Affected by Flooding

Helping Children and Families Affected by Flooding
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: September 13, 2013

Our thoughts are with the many Colorado families have been displaced or impacted by this week’s flooding. Many of us want to help. The Colorado Office of Emergency Management says making financial donations to help flooding victims is the greatest need at this time. Visit […]