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.

Voting your entire ballot in 2018

Voting your entire ballot in 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 14, 2018

There will be 13 statewide initiatives for Coloradans to vote on this year, with several more proposals from cities and counties around the state. Even the most well-informed among us will need some help figuring out how they’re going to vote on all of these […]

Fast Fact – Sept. 14, 2018

Fast Fact – Sept. 14, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 14, 2018

In the 2017-2018 school year, about 14 percent of all Colorado students (more than 128,000 children) were English Language Learners (ELLs). The number of ELL students in Colorado has more than doubled since the 2000-2001 school year. To view trends in ELL enrollment over time in […]

Annual Luncheon tickets now on sale!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 7, 2018

JOIN US for a candid and courageous conversation about issues impacting Colorado’s kids and what young people are doing about it from the youth themselves!

Fast Fact- September 07, 2018

Fast Fact- September 07, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 7, 2018

In 2016, more than 11,000 Colorado children between the ages of 0 and 17 were victims of child abuse or neglect, a rate of 8.4 victims out of every 1,000 children.

This week in KIDS COUNT travel: Aspen and Leadville

The Children’s Campaign team has officially kicked off our KIDS COUNT travel season with first stops in Aspen and Leadville. Of course, this gave us the opportunity to drive over one of Colorado’s many beautiful passes (twice!).
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 31, 2018

The Children’s Campaign team has officially kicked off our KIDS COUNT travel season with first stops in Aspen and Leadville. Of course, this gave us the opportunity to drive over one of Colorado’s many beautiful passes (twice!).

Rumored federal rule change would make families face a terrible choice

Rumored federal rule change would make families face a terrible choice
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: August 31, 2018

Family and immigration advocates are preparing to respond to a potential change in federal rules that would significantly harm Colorado children in immigrant families. The rumored change would mean immigrants lawfully residing here may not be able to receive residency status if they’ve ever used a government program to which they are entitled.