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.
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
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:
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 […]
University of Colorado Denver, in partnership with The Colorado Health Foundation, is hosting several symposiums and workshops during the month of April on creating healthy spaces through transformational education and design, including:
Rocky Mountain PBS wants to survey the early childhood community to learn more about how to support the early childhood community, you can enter to win a Safeway gift card and make your voice heard here.
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.