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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has launched a new Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-racism, and Systems-thinking (IDEAS) webpage providing resources, research, videos, and more to help partner organizations incorporate IDEAS into all aspects of their work.
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.
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!