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.

Colorado coalition on prenatal, infant and toddler progress seeks members

Colorado coalition on prenatal, infant and toddler progress seeks members
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: June 15, 2018

Please consider joining a workgroup to help establish the priorities and activities of the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition. Workgroups will meet through the summer months to explore and inform the policy platform and advocacy plan that the coalition will undertake.

Fast Fact–June 15, 2018

Fast Fact–June 15, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 15, 2018

Between 2012 and 2016, 17.4 percent of Colorado’s children under 6 lived below the federal poverty line. Because brain development is so significant in the first few years of life, poverty experienced during early childhood is particularly harmful; one study found that people who experienced […]

Fast Fact- June 8, 2018

Fast Fact- June 8, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 8, 2018

In 2017, 2.2 percent of Colorado’s public school students were enrolled in online schools and programs, representing 19,876 students.

School safety: What is being done in Colorado?

Two young boys at the Colorado state capitol, waving Colorado flags
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: June 1, 2018

In the wake of recent school shootings around the nation, Colorado advocates and lawmakers have dedicated increased attention to ensuring kids are safe at school. During the past few weeks, Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed several bills (listed below) creating grant programs aimed at making schools safer.