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.

Fiscal Cliff Averted…For Now; Farm Bill Extended to September

Fiscal Cliff Averted…For Now; Farm Bill Extended to September
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 4, 2013

Just after the New Year’s deadline that brought the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts and left the nation dangling on the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Congress and the White House came to an agreement. The measure includes permanent income tax increases for […]

Free Dental Care for Uninsured Kids on Feb 1.

Free Dental Care for Uninsured Kids on Feb 1.
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 4, 2013

Kids without dental insurance or those who can’t afford dental care can get free care next month. The Colorado Dental Association is holding Give Kids a Smile Day on Feb. 1 to provide more than 250 appointments to kids from low-income families at dental clinics […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 4, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 4, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: January 4, 2013

In 2011, 18 percent of all Colorado children under 18 (approximately 217,000 kids) lived in poverty, defined as an annual income of $23,000 for a family of four. Child poverty rates vary widely across the state, with Saguache County having the highest poverty rate of […]

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 […]