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.

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 28, 2012

In the spirit of the season, the Colorado Children’s Campaign staff shared their New Year’s resolutions. My New Year’s resolution is to… Tara: Appreciate my small children more, because each day I realize how quickly they are getting big. Joy: Refine my texting skills (especially the strategic […]

2012 Children’s Budget Shows Investments in Colorado Children Continue Sliding

2012 Children’s Budget Shows Investments in Colorado Children Continue Sliding
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: December 21, 2012

State investments in Colorado children have decreased 2 percent per year, on average, in the past five years after accounting for inflation and population growth, according to an annual analysis by the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Five years of state spending examined in the Colorado Children’s Budget […]

Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Set for March 1 and 2

Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Set for March 1 and 2
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: December 21, 2012

Early registration is now open for the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference, which will be held March 1 and 2 in Denver. More than 150 workshops led by more than 300 presenters will be held on topics ranging from early childhood practice to policy. Early […]

Don’t Forget to Save the Date

Don’t Forget to Save the Date
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: December 21, 2012

Make your voice count for kids this session and join the Children’s Campaign at the Capitol. Early Childhood Advocacy Day will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 in partnership with Clayton Early Learning. Early childhood advocates will explore the latest issues in early childhood policy making, learn […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 21, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 21, 2012
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 21, 2012

In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, more than 110,000 Colorado children between birth and age 18 were covered through the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), approximately 9 percent of all kids. CHP+ provides health coverage for children in families with incomes that are too high to qualify for Medicaid […]

Medicaid Education and Advocacy Effort Launches

Medicaid Education and Advocacy Effort Launches
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

Medicaid provides quality health coverage to one in five Coloradans, including nearly 400,000 Colorado kids. The Children’s Campaign is proud to be a part of the Insuring Our Future partnership, an alliance of organizations and individuals committed to improving, strengthening and growing Medicaid in Colorado. […]