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.
Capitol Update: Colorado legislator hears bills on child care workforce and the economic recovery this week
Child care and the economic recovery were front and center at the Capitol this week! Senate Bill 236, a bipartisan bill to increase child care capacity and support the early childhood workforce was heard in the Senate Education Committee.
With millions of students across the country continuing to face disruptions in their education, concerns about student learning and access to supplemental resources remain at the forefront. In our state, the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) hopes to change this. Recently, CEI partnered with Schoolhouse.world, a tutoring platform launched in early 2020, to help provide free, live tutoring to kids across the state.
The state where a child lives until age three has a significant impact on their educational, health, and developmental outcomes. This past Thursday, national early childhood development nonprofit, ZERO TO THREE, released The State of Babies Yearbook: 2021.
College-going rates among students of color see an increase despite little change in statewide rates
The college-going rate in Colorado has remained relatively stable over the past 10 years. This is according to Pathways to Prosperity: Postsecondary Access and Success for Colorado’s High School Graduates – a report released by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).
In episode 11 of The West Steps, we welcome Kristen Seidel, Board Secretary for the Women’s Lobby of Colorado; Lindsey Zaback, Director of Programs, Outreach, and Engagement at WeeCycle; and Riley Kitts, Government Affairs Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Our discussion focuses on an often-overlooked issue that is increasingly impacting families—access to diapers.
The state budget is almost finalized! Members of the bipartisan Joint Budget Committee (JBC) have been hard at work for months reviewing and setting next fiscal year’s budget, which begins July 1.