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.

Education Ballot Effort Kicks Off Statewide Campaign

Education Ballot Effort Kicks Off Statewide Campaign
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

Yesterday the Colorado Commits to Kids Campaign  launched a statewide effort to pass a ballot measure this fall to increase investments in education. Gov. John Hickenlooper, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, State Sen. Mike Johnston and Children’s Campaign Board Member Mike Ferrufino led the kick-off event […]

Final Report in Series Points to Need for Quality Early Care

Final Report in Series Points to Need for Quality Early Care
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

Children are born learning, and they learn in partnership with those around them, whether at home, in school or in child care. The final report in our three-part series, “Ready, Set, Go: Investing in Infants and Toddlers”, highlights the need  to support young children in all […]

Children’s Campaign Weighs in on Improving Child Care Support for Families

Children’s Campaign Weighs in on Improving Child Care Support for Families
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

Ensuring that children have access to high quality care and early learning opportunities is a top priority for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. The federal Child Care and Development Block Grant provides the major source of funding for Colorado’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), which helps families […]

Fresh Food Financing Fund to Help Alleviate Food Deserts

Fresh Food Financing Fund to Help Alleviate Food Deserts
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

Colorado has a new, innovative approach to improve health and spark economic development throughout the state. The Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) recently received a $7.1 million seed investment from The Colorado Health Foundation to help remove financial barriers from the construction, expansion and renovation of […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 16, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 16, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

In 2010, nearly 80,000 Colorado children lived in a census tract considered a food desert. A food desert is a geographic area where access to fresh, nutritious foods is limited. Accessing healthy food in food deserts is often particularly difficult for low-income families, who may […]

Colorado Commits to Kids Turns in Signatures, Sets Launch

Colorado Commits to Kids Turns in Signatures, Sets Launch
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: August 9, 2013

Supporters of the ballot measure to increase investment in Colorado’s public education system this week turned in more than 160,000 signatures of Colorado voters—nearly double the number needed to send a finance measure to the ballot this November.  The Colorado Commits to Kids Campaign delivered […]