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.

Annual Luncheon: Don’t Miss Your Chance to hear Carlotta Walls LaNier

Annual Luncheon: Don’t Miss Your Chance to hear Carlotta Walls LaNier
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 11, 2013

The Children’s Campaign Luncheon is fast approaching. Will you be among the 800 community and business leaders who will hear from an icon of history who changed education for every person in this country?  This event will sell out.  Register today to reserve your seat or table! […]

Ad Campaign Focuses on Importance of Education

Ad Campaign Focuses on Importance of Education
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 11, 2013

This week, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, in partnership with the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) launched a television advertising campaign in English and Spanish educating Coloradans about the importance of high quality education for our children and our state. The ads feature a small […]

Spanish Version of School Readiness for All Report Released

Spanish Version of School Readiness for All Report Released
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 11, 2013

Earlier this year , Colorado’s Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Care Learning Community released School Readiness for All: The Contributions of Family, Friend and Neighbor Care, highlighting the contributions of family, friend and neighbor child care providers throughout Colorado. This week, the group released the Spanish […]

Fast Fact – Oct. 11, 2013

Fast Fact – Oct. 11, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 11, 2013

In 2011, 9 percent of all babies in Colorado were born with low birthweight. Low birthweight 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 on the percent […]

New Health Insurance Marketplace Open for Business

New Health Insurance Marketplace Open for Business
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health insurance marketplace, opened for business on Tuesday with thousands of Coloradans taking advantage of new opportunities to compare health coverage options and access tax credits that will make insurance more affordable. According to early reports, more than 100,000 […]

Yes on 66 Campaign Kicks into High Gear; Ballots Go Out in Two Weeks

Yes on 66 Campaign Kicks into High Gear; Ballots Go Out in Two Weeks
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Have you seen the new ads? The Yes on Amendment 66 campaign this week released two television ads that will run throughout the state to encourage Coloradans to vote Yes on 66. Click below to watch and share: Voting begins in two weeks! All registered […]

In Her Words: Carlotta Walls LaNier Featured in 5280

In Her Words: Carlotta Walls LaNier Featured in 5280
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Carlotta Walls LaNier was just 14 when she played a big part in one of the most significant events of the Civil Rights Era. Hear her describe in her own words what it was like to be one of nine African-American students to integrate Little […]

It’s About Kids Welcomes the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County

It’s About Kids Welcomes the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 4, 2013

Update! The It’s About Kids network is pleased to welcome the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County to our team of child advocates. We are excited that the IAK network continues to grow and expand. If you are interested in learning more about it, please […]