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- March 30, 2018

Fast Fact- March 30, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 30, 2018

In the 2016-2017 school year, the Colorado legislature authorized a total of 28,360 slots in the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) and the program served 24 percent of all 4-year-olds in the state.

State Budget Package

State Budget Package
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 23, 2018

The “Long Bill,” or the Joint Budget Committee’s budget package for state fiscal year 2018-19, is expected to be introduced next week. The Children’s Campaign will be following a number of items in the state budget this year that are important for kids, including:

Capitol Update: State budget heats up; Medicaid proposal gets opposition; and we testify on bullying prevention

Capitol Update: State budget heats up; Medicaid proposal gets opposition; and we testify on bullying prevention
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 23, 2018

Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Three highlights of action this week are below, and see our website for more analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed. Here are a few highlights from this week:

25th Anniversary KIDS COUNT report shows progress amid swings in child poverty

Group of Kids For 2018 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! Report
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 23, 2018

This week we gathered with supporters and policymakers to release the 2018 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!—our 25th anniversary edition. Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne offered remarks at the release event on Colorado’s progress in improving child well-being in the past 25 years—and the work that lies […]

Parents for Healthy Kids Workshop on April 30

Parents for Healthy Kids Workshop on April 30
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 23, 2018

Join Action for Healthy Kids, Colorado PTA and LiveWell Colorado to learn how school meal programs work and how parents can provide support and meaningful collaboration to create healthier school meals that kids want to eat.