This week, Children’s Campaign Champions’ Circle members came together to get the inside scoop on the Colorado Commits to Kids Campaign. Members had the opportunity to participate in the intimate discussion the day before the official ballot campaign kickoff. The discussion was led by Mike […]View Post
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Results from the 2013 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) released this week show small gains in the percentage of students scoring proficient or above in reading, writing, math and science. In 2013, 70 percent of all students scored proficient or above on the reading portion […]View Post
Ensuring that children have access to high quality care and early learning opportunities is a top priority for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. The federal Child Care and Development Block Grant provides the major source of funding for Colorado’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), which helps families […]View Post
Colorado has a new, innovative approach to improve health and spark economic development throughout the state. The Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) recently received a $7.1 million seed investment from The Colorado Health Foundation to help remove financial barriers from the construction, expansion and renovation of […]View Post
In 2010, nearly 80,000 Colorado children lived in a census tract considered a food desert. A food desert is a geographic area where access to fresh, nutritious foods is limited. Accessing healthy food in food deserts is often particularly difficult for low-income families, who may […]View Post
Supporters of the ballot measure to increase investment in Colorado’s public education system this week turned in more than 160,000 signatures of Colorado voters—nearly double the number needed to send a finance measure to the ballot this November. The Colorado Commits to Kids Campaign delivered […]View Post
Second Brief in the Children’s Campaign Three-Part Report Highlights Healthy Development in Young Children
The second report in our series, “Ready, Set, Go: Investing in Infants and Toddlers,” explores the rapid early development of young children and the programs and policies that promote strong relationships and healthy growth from birth to age 3. “Set: Birth and Beyond,” shows that […]View Post
Graduates of the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) outperform peers on third-grade reading scores, according to the first long-term study since the program began. Our statewide assessments, the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) scores show that 64 percent of third-graders who participated in the program were […]View Post
In the 2012-2013 school year, nearly 90,000 Colorado students were enrolled in charter schools—more than 10 percent of total pre-K-12 enrollment. Among districts with students enrolled in charters, the Moffat 2 school district in Saguache County had the highest percentage of students enrolled in a […]View Post