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 – Colorado Preschool Program Slots

Fast Fact – Colorado Preschool Program Slots
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 5, 2012

In the 2011-12 school year, there were 20,160 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP). The number of CPP slots is capped by the legislature and has remained flat for the past three school years.  CPP provides high-quality preschool free of charge and has been […]

Effort to Reform School Finance Moves Into Next Phase

Effort to Reform School Finance Moves Into Next Phase
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

Over the last year and a half, the Children’s Campaign worked in partnership with a group of diverse stakeholders—policymakers, business and education leaders, school reform advocates—to examine how Colorado finances public education and to develop recommendations to overhaul the system to ensure the best education […]

Presidential Debate: Kids Ask The Questions!

Presidential Debate: Kids Ask The Questions!
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

With the presidential candidates coming to town to debate at the University of Denver next week and mail ballots soon going out to voters, we asked Colorado children of all backgrounds what they’d ask the candidates. Then working with our partners at Children’s Hospital Coloradoand Every Child […]

Last Chance to Register for the Annual Luncheon!

Last Chance to Register for the Annual Luncheon!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

This is your last opportunity to register for our Annual Luncheon! Don’t miss your chance to hear nationally-renowned expert, Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Director of the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, discuss the critical […]

2012 Election Center

2012 Election Center
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

Learn more about child well-being in your community and help candidates and policy makers understand the importance of investing in children by visiting our 2012 Election Center. Find out who is running to represent you and what you can do to ensure that kids’ issues are […]

Fast Fact – Free and Reduced-Price Lunch

Fast Fact – Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: September 28, 2012

In the 2011-2012 school year, 41 percent of all Colorado public school students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch (FRL). The number of Colorado children eligible for FRL has grown by 79 percent since the 2000-2001 school year. In order to qualify for FRL, a […]