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. 

Capitol Update: Our priority bills are sprinting toward the finish line

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 6, 2022

We are in the final days of the 2022 legislative session! That’s right, there are just THREE days left! A handful of Children’s Campaign priorities are still waiting to go through their final votes, but all are sprinting in the right direction as we approach May 11.

“State of Babies Yearbook: 2022” recently released

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 6, 2022

This past week, ZERO TO THREE and “Think Babies” released the “State of Babies Yearbook: 2022.” Each year, this report provides national and state-by-state data on the wellbeing of babies and their families.

Healthy School Meals for All coalition shifts strategy with a new bill

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 6, 2022

SB22-087 has been held up in the legislature due to its large fiscal note. Combined with the passage of HB22-1414 to secure school meal funding in the long-term, this bill will ensure no Colorado child will go without a meal while in school. Take action today!

Join Community Change Action for A Day Without Child Care

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 6, 2022

On May 9,“A Day Without Child Care” hopes to convey the necessity of child care in our country and demand our lawmakers act to provide urgent support.  Join advocates, parents, and the early childhood workforce on this historic day of change!

The West Steps: How will we Cover all Coloradans? Part 2

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 6, 2022

Welcome back to season 4 of The West Steps! Our discussion highlights the progress HB22-1289 has made throughout the legislative session, including the amendments that have been added to make it an even better bill.

Fast Fact – May 6, 2022

Fast Fact – May 6, 2022
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 6, 2022

In 2020, there were 4.8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Colorado, representing 294 infants who tragically passed away in their first year of life. Colorado’s infant mortality rate has nearly been cut in half over the last three decades, yet rates in the U.S. remain high.

Capitol Updates: Celebrating this week’s successes for SIX priority bills

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 29, 2022

There is only a week and a half left in the 2022 legislative session! That’s right – we have until May 11 to keep on pushing positive policy changes for kids and families throughout Colorado. We are so proud to say that we anticipate all of our legislative priorities to be successful!