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- Jan., 2019

Fast Fact- Jan., 2019
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 25, 2019

Between 2013 and 2017, 16 percent of Colorado’s children under 6 lived below the federal poverty line.

Relaunch of All Kids Covered

a child holding a large stuffed animal
Written by: Erin Miller
Date Posted: January 18, 2019

For more than a decade, All Kids Covered has led the efforts to increase and improve health insurance coverage for Colorado’s children, and it’s worked! From 2008 to 2017, the uninsured rate for Colorado kids 19 years or younger dropped from 14.1 percent to a historic low of 4.3 percent.

Colorado supports families impacted by government shutdown

protestas-carry end government shutdown sign
Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 18, 2019

Today marks day 28 of the federal government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. For more than 220,000 Colorado families this means losses in steady income and potential cuts to programs that families rely on for health and economic stability.