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Children’s Campaign Weighs in on Improving Child Care Support for Families

Children’s Campaign Weighs in on Improving Child Care Support for Families

Written by: Bill Jaeger
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

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 […]

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Fresh Food Financing Fund to Help Alleviate Food Deserts

Fresh Food Financing Fund to Help Alleviate Food Deserts

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

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 […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 16, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 16, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 16, 2013

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 […]

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Colorado Commits to Kids Turns in Signatures, Sets Launch

Colorado Commits to Kids Turns in Signatures, Sets Launch

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: August 9, 2013

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 […]

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Denver Preschool Program Graduates Show Long-Term Gains

Denver Preschool Program Graduates Show Long-Term Gains

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 9, 2013

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 […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 9, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Aug. 9, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 9, 2013

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 […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact Aug. 2, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact Aug. 2, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: August 2, 2013

In 2011, 79 percent of all babies born in Colorado were born to a mother who received early prenatal care, defined as care beginning during the first trimester. Early prenatal care varies widely by county, however, with only about half of all babies in Archuleta […]

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National Partner Seeking Early Care Stories

National Partner Seeking Early Care Stories

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 2, 2013

Our partner organization, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), understands the real importance of early childhood development and learning and how sequestration is negatively impacting children because of its funding cuts to early childhood programs. As part of the Strong Start for Children campaign, […]

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