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.

Carleigh Elkus, Development Director

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 15, 2017

As one of the newest member of the team, Carleigh leads the organization in the expansion and implementation of a diversified fund development strategy that includes grant management and funder relationships, individual donor management and special events.

Fast Fact- December 12, 2017

Fast Fact- December 12, 2017
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 15, 2017

In 2016, 15,153 children were born to single women in Colorado, accounting for approximately 23 percent of births in the state.

One-fifth of marijuana revenue went to education in a year

One-fifth of marijuana revenue went to education in a year
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: December 8, 2017

The $90.3 million, a combination of both excise and sales taxes, represents just under 2 percent of what the state invests in education. There is often confusion about the amount of marijuana revenue that goes to Colorado schools.  

Thank you for a successful Colorado Gives Day!

Classrooms at Clayton Early Learning in Denver
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 8, 2017

We are grateful for your investment in our work and humbled by your generosity. With your support we are able to continue our charge to provide every chance for every child.

Fast Fact- December 08, 2017

Fast Fact- December 08, 2017
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 8, 2017

In 2016, nearly 6 percent of births in Colorado were to women who reported smoking during their pregnancy.

ACTION ALERT: Take action today to save CHIP

ACTION ALERT: Take action today to save CHIP
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 1, 2017

This week, tens of thousands of Colorado families who use the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Colorado to access quality, affordable health care for their children were given notice that the program will end in January 2018 if Congress does not act to extend […]