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Registration Open for Feb. 28 Early Childhood Advocacy Day

Registration Open for Feb. 28 Early Childhood Advocacy Day

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

Reserve your spot today for the upcoming Early Childhood Advocacy Day, Feb. 28 in Denver. Early childhood advocates will explore the latest issues in early childhood policymaking, learn new advocacy skills and reach out to lawmakers to ensure Colorado’s youngest children are a priority as […]

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Capitol Update – Jan. 18, 2013

Capitol Update – Jan. 18, 2013

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

Today, the General Assembly will complete its first full week of legislative work, with more than 100 bills introduced in the House and nearly 70 bills in the Senate. The Colorado ASSET bill, a Children’s Campaign priority, was introduced this week. Educators, students and advocates […]

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Covering all Colorado Kids is within Reach

Covering all Colorado Kids is within Reach

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

Colorado is within reach of covering all kids, Cody Belzley, Children’s Campaign’s Vice President of Health Initiatives, wrote in an editorial published this week by Health Policy Solutions. “We still have about 120,000 uninsured kids in our state,” Belzley wrote. “But the momentum is in […]

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One Book 4 Colorado Promotes Early Literacy

One Book 4 Colorado Promotes Early Literacy

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia this week announced the launch of the public book selection process for this year’s One Book 4 Colorado program. More than 70,000 copies of the chosen book will be distributed in mid-May to children across Colorado. The book will be available […]

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Welcome New IAK Leader Jonathan Godes of Glenwood Springs

Welcome New IAK Leader Jonathan Godes of Glenwood Springs

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

The It’s About Kids Network (IAK) is pleased to welcome Jonathan Godes as our newest IAK Community Leader. Jonathan is Executive Director of the Early Childhood Network in Glenwood Springs where he heads a team that promotes the availability of quality, affordable early childhood education, […]

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KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 18, 2013

KidsFlash Fast Fact – Jan. 18, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: January 18, 2013

According to the Colorado Child Health Survey, nine out of 10 Colorado families with children between the ages of 1 and 5 years old read to their children at least three days per week. Reading aloud to children is one of the best activities to […]

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2013 Legislative Session Opens with Kids Front and Center

2013 Legislative Session Opens with Kids Front and Center

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

The Colorado General Assembly opened its annual legislative session this week with encouraging signs that issues facing Colorado kids will be prominent in 2013. Two priority bills for the Colorado Children’s Campaign were introduced on the first day, and lawmakers tell us that child health […]

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Make your voice heard this legislative session

Make your voice heard this legislative session

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

Learn more about child well-being in your community and help policy makers understand the importance of investing in children by visiting our new 2013 Session Center. The center includes advocacy resources, an outreach toolkit and interactive maps to help you find out your House, Senate and Congressional leaders […]

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Releases Report on Measures of Effective Teaching

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Releases Report on Measures of Effective Teaching

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 11, 2013

Earlier this week the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report crafted by the Measuring Effective Teachers (MET) project to identify a set of measures that can effectively determine educator effectiveness. Colorado is one of a small handful of states the foundation has invested in, […]

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