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 – July 24, 2020

Fast Fact – July 24, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 24, 2020

Between 2016 and 2018, 50 percent of Colorado’s 3- and 4-year-olds (about 69,000 young children) were not enrolled in any type of school, including nursery, preschool, kindergarten or Head Start programs.

Young parents need a system of support to thrive

Young parents need a system of support to thrive
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: July 17, 2020

Two recent reports highlight the barriers faced by young parents, particularly young mothers of color, and recommend ways to remove these barriers. Young parents identified both the challenges and solutions included in the reports.

2020 Census follow-up interviews begin in Colorado

2020 Census follow-up interviews begin in Colorado
Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: July 17, 2020

Starting the week of July 30 census workers will be out in north Aurora and Denver conducting nonresponse follow-up interviews with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Nonresponse follow-up work will take place across the rest of the state beginning August 11.

Fast Fact – July 17, 2020

Fast Fact – July 17, 2020
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 17, 2020

Health insurance is critical to the well-being of Colorado children and the economic security of their families. In 2018, 4.8 percent of Colorado children (about 62,500 kids) under 19 went without health insurance, an increase from 4.5 percent of kids in 2017.

Colorado must act fast to keep families in their homes as eviction crisis looms

Colorado must act fast to keep families in their homes as eviction crisis looms
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: July 10, 2020

Millions of families are at risk of being evicted right now due to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado and across the country. According to research from the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP) and the Aspen Institute, about 20 million renters nationwide could face eviction by the end of September.