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.

Citizenship question fight continues as Trump administration tries to fast-track decision to Supreme Court, Congressional Democrats introduce legislation to block question from 2020 Census

Census 2020 in the courts
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

Following a federal judge’s decision to block an untested, unnecessary question about citizenship status from appearing on the 2020 Census questionnaire, the Trump administration last week filed a formal request to expedite the decision to the Supreme Court.

Maternal and infant mortality focus of lunch briefing

Advocate Joy Reynolds-Senyah shared her experience losing her son Leo hours after a traumatic birth experience.
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

This week we welcomed legislators and partners for a moving Lunch and Learn presentation on trends in maternal and infant mortality in Colorado. The Children’s Campaign hosted the event and was joined in presenting this crucial information by the Raise Colorado coalition.

Final school nutrition rules fail kids

a Child playing in a sink
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

Last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they would weaken school nutrition standards and guidelines. Over 100,000 comments were submitted to the federal register with 99 percent opposing any changes to the rules.

Fast Fact- Feb.1, 2019

Fast Fact- Feb.1, 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

In 2018, 30 percent of Colorado’s children under 5 (over 100,000 children) received food vouchers from the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).