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 – Dec. 6, 2013

Fast Fact – Dec. 6, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 6, 2013

In 2012, approximately 36 percent of all Colorado children under 5 received vouchers from WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children). WIC helps low-income pregnant women, infants and children access nutritious foods and as well as nutrition education and counseling. To […]

Beat the Rush: Preschedule Your Dec. 10 Colorado Gives Day Donation

Beat the Rush: Preschedule Your Dec. 10 Colorado Gives Day Donation
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 22, 2013

Support the Colorado Children’s Campaign on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 10 and your gift will go even further. Colorado Gives Day, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, encourages Colorado residents to give to their favorite local charities through Coloradogives.org. The Children’s Campaign relies on […]

Welcome New IAK Community and Leaders

Welcome New IAK Community and Leaders
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 22, 2013

The It’s About Kids advocacy network at the Colorado Children’s Campaign continues to grow! We are extremely pleased to welcome a new community—Grand County. Our leaders there are Sheryl Shushan, Executive Director of the Rural Resort Region NE Early Childhood Council; Jane Harmon, Principal of […]

Empowering Family Leaders in Eagle and Mesa Counties

Empowering Family Leaders in Eagle and Mesa Counties
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: November 22, 2013

This is the second in a three-part series highlighting success stories from the It’s About Kids Network in 2013. We’ll continue the series in KidsFlash in coming weeks. All parents want their children to have access to quality health and education experiences. Dozens of parents in […]

Whooping Cough Cases at Epidemic Levels

Whooping Cough Cases at Epidemic Levels
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 22, 2013

Immunizing children is a safe, easy and cost-effective way to protect their immediate and long-term health.Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can have dangerous, long-lasting effects, especially for young children. According to Immunize for Good, a resource on immunization information […]

Vote for 2014 One Book 4 Colorado now through November 30

Vote for 2014 One Book 4 Colorado now through November 30
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 22, 2013

Young children who have access to quality, age-appropriate learning materials are more likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn. One Book 4 Colorado is a collaborative effort between the Office of Lt. Governor Joe Garcia and other partners to get books into the homes of […]

Fast Fact – Nov. 22, 2013

Fast Fact – Nov. 22, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 22, 2013

In 2011, 71 percent of all 2-year-olds in Colorado were fully immunized, down from 73 percent in 2010. Immunizations help protect children from a number of preventable diseases, including polio, mumps, measles and whooping cough. To find out how Colorado’s 2-year-old immunization rate compares to […]

Federal “Strong Start” Legislation Would Improve Early Learning Access

Federal “Strong Start” Legislation Would Improve Early Learning Access
Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: November 15, 2013

Wednesday was an exciting day for early learning advocates around the country. A bipartisan group of legislators introduced the “Strong Start for America’s Children Act.” The proposal is a strong statement about the importance of early learning and development for all children, birth through preschool. The act […]