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.

Denver Preschool Program Graduates Show Long-Term Gains

Denver Preschool Program Graduates Show Long-Term Gains
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 9, 2013

Graduates of the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) outperform peers on third-grade reading scores, according to the first long-term study since the program began. Our statewide assessments, the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) scores show that 64 percent of third-graders who participated in the program were […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 9, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 9, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 9, 2013

In the 2012-2013 school year, nearly 90,000 Colorado students were enrolled in charter schools—more than 10 percent of total pre-K-12 enrollment. Among districts with students enrolled in charters, the Moffat 2 school district in Saguache County had the highest percentage of students enrolled in a […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact Aug. 2, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact Aug. 2, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 2, 2013

In 2011, 79 percent of all babies born in Colorado were born to a mother who received early prenatal care, defined as care beginning during the first trimester. Early prenatal care varies widely by county, however, with only about half of all babies in Archuleta […]

National Partner Seeking Early Care Stories

National Partner Seeking Early Care Stories
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 2, 2013

Our partner organization, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), understands the real importance of early childhood development and learning and how sequestration is negatively impacting children because of its funding cuts to early childhood programs. As part of the Strong Start for Children campaign, […]

New Children’s Campaign Three-Part Report Stresses Investing in Early Years

New Children’s Campaign Three-Part Report Stresses Investing in Early Years
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 2, 2013

The Colorado Children’s Campaign today released a three-part series of briefs on the issues and opportunities Colorado faces in investing in our kids from the start. “Ready, Set, Go: Investing in Infants and Toddlers” explores how the foundations for lifelong success start in the earliest stages […]

Poll: Support for Quality Early Childhood Investments is Broad and Bipartisan

Poll: Support for Quality Early Childhood Investments is Broad and Bipartisan
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: August 2, 2013

This fall, Coloradans will have the opportunity to invest in quality early childhood initiatives in a significant way. New national polling results show that voter support for such investments are broad and bipartisan. A poll released this week by The First Five Years Fund shows that 70 […]