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.

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 16, 2018

The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is currently considering budget items and requests across state agencies and departments as part of the annual budgeting process. Here are some highlights of budget items that impact Colorado kids

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Great Teachers and Leaders Law

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Great Teachers and Leaders Law
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: March 16, 2018

The Colorado Supreme Court this week issued a final decision in a lawsuit that challenged a key component of Senate Bill 10-191, the Great Teachers and Leaders Law of 2010. The ruling means that school leaders will continue to be empowered to hire and place teachers to best fit the students in their classrooms. We applaud the Court’s decision.

Fast Fact- March 16, 2018

Fast Fact- March 16, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 16, 2018

In 2017, 4.6 percent of Colorado children received basic cash assistance through the Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, the same percentage as in 2016.

Capitol Update: Paid family leave moves forward; budget making heats up

Capitol Update: Paid family leave moves forward; budget making heats up
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 9, 2018

Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Three highlights of action this week are below, and see our website for more analysis, testimony, […]

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting

Joint Budget Committee Figure Setting
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 9, 2018

The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is currently considering budget items and requests across state agencies and departments as part of the annual budgeting process. Here are some highlights of budget items that impact Colorado kids:

Colorado joins national Think Babies campaign

Colorado joins national Think Babies campaign
Written by: Jacy Montoya Price
Date Posted: March 9, 2018

We are excited to share a new opportunity that will help us make every baby in Colorado a priority. The Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning have been selected as a state partner for ZERO TO THREE’s Think BabiesTM campaign.