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.

Thank you for making kids a priority in the 2018 election!

a baby sitting in a car sit
Written by: Riley Kitts
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

The Children’s Campaign would like to applaud all Coloradans who voted last Tuesday! We were encouraged by such high voter turnout (nearly 60 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot), especially among unaffiliated voters. The results were mixed for Colorado kids, but there is still a lot to celebrate.

Engaging, impactful legislative symposium hosted by the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Council

the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HuLA) Early Childhood Council
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Congratulations to our partners at the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HuLA) Early Childhood Council on their informative and inspiring legislative symposium at the end of October. Hosted in partnership with the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition and Think Babies, the HuLA Early Childhood Council Legislative Symposium educated dozens of elected officials, candidates for public office, community leaders, and parents about the importance of the earliest years of a child’s life and the impact that they can have on their future development and success.

Honoring our own U.S. Veteran Samantha Espinoza

Honoring our own U.S. Veteran Samantha Espinoza
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

This Veteran’s Day we are honored to celebrate Samantha Espinoza, policy analyst at the Children’s Campaign and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She served as a Personnel Specialist on board the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier for 4 years, including a 7-month deployment to the Persian Gulf.

Join us December 10 for Early Childhood Advocacy Training

Save the Date! Early Childhood Advocacy Training December 10
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

In partnership with Child Care Works, the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance and Clayton Early Learning, we are proud to offer a free daylong advocacy training for child advocates from across Colorado on Monday, December 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at WorkAbility-Uptown at the Sudler, 1576 Sherman St.

Open enrollment begins as Colorado’s individual market continues to stabilize

The 2019 Open Enrollment Period started Nov. 1 and will run until Jan. 15, 2019
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

The 2019 Open Enrollment Period started Nov. 1 and will run until Jan. 15, 2019 – but families must enroll by Dec. 15 to ensure that coverage starts the first of next year. According to the state Division of Insurance, the average Colorado premium increase for 2019 is 5.6 percent for those who buy their own coverage, significantly lower than in prior years.

Fast Fact- November 11, 2018

Fast Fact- November 11, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Between 1991 and 2016, the number of children and pregnant women served by Head Start or Early Head Start programs in Colorado nearly doubled: from serving just over 7,000 women and children to nearly 14,000.