KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child wellbeing news around the state. In our weekly newsletter, you can find data and research on child health, early childhood learning and development, K-12 education, and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help 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 you need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children. 

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 […]

Don’t Forget to Save the Date

Don’t Forget to Save the Date
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: December 21, 2012

Make your voice count for kids this session and join the Children’s Campaign at the Capitol. Early Childhood Advocacy Day will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 in partnership with Clayton Early Learning. Early childhood advocates will explore the latest issues in early childhood policy making, learn […]

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 21, 2012

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Dec. 21, 2012
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: December 21, 2012

In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, more than 110,000 Colorado children between birth and age 18 were covered through the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), approximately 9 percent of all kids. CHP+ provides health coverage for children in families with incomes that are too high to qualify for Medicaid […]

Medicaid Education and Advocacy Effort Launches

Medicaid Education and Advocacy Effort Launches
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

Medicaid provides quality health coverage to one in five Coloradans, including nearly 400,000 Colorado kids. The Children’s Campaign is proud to be a part of the Insuring Our Future partnership, an alliance of organizations and individuals committed to improving, strengthening and growing Medicaid in Colorado. […]

Health and Early Childhood Advocacy Days Announced

Health and Early Childhood Advocacy Days Announced
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

Mark your calendars! The Colorado Children’s Campaign and our partners will hold two advocacy days at the Colorado State Capitol in 2013. Early Childhood Advocacy Day will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 in partnership with Clayton Early Learning. This event is new this year. Early […]

Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Wraps Up Months of Work on School Finance

Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Wraps Up Months of Work on School Finance
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

The School Finance Technical Advisory Group discussed the need for additional revenue to adequately support a new School Finance Act this week. The group of education stakeholders convened earlier this fall by the Children’s Campaign and Sen. Mike Johnston had its final meeting Thursday before […]

Positive Trends Seen in Obesity and Oral Health Issues

Positive Trends Seen in Obesity and Oral Health Issues
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 14, 2012

Obesity and poor access to oral health care are two key health challenges facing Colorado children, but they are not impenetrable. Both have been identified as “winnable battles” by Gov. John Hickenlooper, and this week we got some positive news from the front lines of […]