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.

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 7, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 7, 2012
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 7, 2012

In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, there were nearly 23,000 homeless students enrolled in Colorado public schools. This number has increased by 90 percent since 2006-2007. A student is considered homeless if he or she is unsheltered, doubled-up in a household with another family, or living in […]

Pitkin County Child Advocate Joins It’s About Kids Network

Pitkin County Child Advocate Joins It’s About Kids Network
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 30, 2012

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is pleased to welcome Betsy Ann Anastas as our new It’s About Kids leader in K-12 education in Pitkin County. Betsy Ann is Assistant Principal at Aspen Elementary and also administers the Colorado Preschool Program for the District. She has been […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Nov. 30, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Nov. 30, 2012
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 30, 2012

In 2011, 8.7 percent of all babies born in Colorado were born with low birth weights. Low birth weight babies weigh 5.5 pounds or less at birth and are at higher risk for health problems like respiratory distress syndrome and heart problems. To find data […]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Children’s Campaign

Happy Thanksgiving from the Children’s Campaign
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 20, 2012

Friends, We have many things to be grateful for this holiday. At the Children’s Campaign, our list is topped by the many friends, partners and supporters across Colorado who make our work possible each day. Thanks to all of you who in so many different […]

Education, Child Wellness Rise to Top of TBD Colorado Town Hall Process

Education, Child Wellness Rise to Top of TBD Colorado Town Hall Process
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: November 16, 2012

Improving the education and health opportunities of Colorado children is a priority of Coloradans who participated in a year-long civic engagement project. At the request of Gov. John Hickenlooper, TBD Colorado gathered opinions via social media and from more than 1,200 residents during 70 public […]

State Board of Education Reviews School Readiness Assessment for Kindergartners

State Board of Education Reviews School Readiness Assessment for Kindergartners
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 16, 2012

This week, the Colorado Children’s Campaign urged board members to adopt a single assessment to fulfill the state’s requirement identified in statute through legislation passed in 2008, the Colorado Acheivement Plan for Kids (CAP4K). The board will make a final decision at its Dec. 5 […]