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.

Fast Fact – May 31, 2019

Fast Fact – May 31, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 31, 2019

Between 2015 and 2017, about half of Colorado’s 3- and 4-year-olds were not enrolled in any type of school, including nursery, preschool, kindergarten or Head Start programs.

This week in bill signings: Full-day K, Census grants, and more

Full day K gets signed into law
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 24, 2019

This week the Children’s Campaign was proud to join Gov. Jared Polis, lawmakers and advocates at several bill signing ceremonies. On Tuesday, we joined educators and children at Stedman Elementary in Denver to celebrate the signing of the full-day kindergarten bill.

Trump administration’s poverty line proposal would harm families

Trump administration’s poverty line proposal would harm families
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: May 24, 2019

This month the Trump administration issued a request for comments on a proposal to change the way the federal poverty line is adjusted for inflation. The change would have significant and lasting impacts on families who are already struggling to overcome barriers to financial security.

USDA study shows school meal improvements

USDA study shows school meal improvements
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: May 24, 2019

The first ever comprehensive study of school meal programs since the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was implemented finds that the nutritional quality of school meals has improved over time, and more kids are participating in school food programs that offer healthier meals.

Fast Fact- May 24, 2019

Fast Fact- May 24, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 24, 2019

In 2017, 4.5 percent of Colorado children under 19 lacked health insurance, representing more than 59,000 children in our state who were uncovered and demonstrating a slight increase from 4.3 percent of kids uninsured in 2016.

It’s About Kids Annual Retreat 2019 Guest Guide

Garden of the Gods
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 21, 2019

With just weeks until our annual IAK Retreat, we are delighted that you have made time to join us for a fun, inspiring and informative two days in Colorado Springs! We value your time and want to assist you in making the most of your retreat experience. This page is a guide to your retreat destination.