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.

Advocates, children and legislators stand behind Gov. John Hickenlooper as he signs a child care tax credit bill into law.
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 25, 2018

We were thrilled to join House Speaker Crisanta Duran, Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik & Rep. Faith Winter at Gov. John W. Hickenlooper’s signing of HB 18-1208 this week. This new law expands a credit to help more working Colorado families pay for child care. Thank you to all our advocates for speaking u

Fast Fact – May 25, 2018

Fast Fact – May 25, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 25, 2018

In 2017, 79 percent of Colorado’s high school seniors graduated within 4 years, the highest on-time graduation rate reported since 2010 when the Department of Education began using their current methodology. Graduation rates have increased for almost all racial and ethnic groups of students since […]

LEGISLATIVE IMPACTS 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 18, 2018

The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly resulted in several wins for Colorado kids and families. The Colorado Children’s Campaign team and our partners were instrumental in advancing legislation with bipartisan support this year in many areas impacting children’s lives.

Fast Fact- May 8, 2018

Fast Fact- May 8, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 18, 2018

In 2016, 9 percent of all babies born in Colorado weighed less than 5.5 pounds, meeting the definition of low-weight births. Infants born at a low birthweight face an increased risk of infection, developmental delay and short- and long-term disabilities.

Capitol Update: Kids are big winners as the legislature wraps up the 2018 session

The calendar on a desk of a Colorado state senator marks the final day of the session Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 11, 2018

The Colorado General Assembly wrapped up its 120-day regular session this week with several big wins for kids passing in the final days. We’ll have a complete summary of wins for Colorado kids and families next week, but in the meantime, we have a few updates below on last-minute action on a few of the major bills benefiting kids. As always, you can search through all the legislation affecting kids and families that we tracked this session in the Capitol Updates section of our website.

Advocates bring first Strolling ThunderTM event to Colorado

a baby in a stroller
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 11, 2018

Advocates for pregnant women, babies and toddlers came to the State Capitol this week for Colorado’s first Strolling ThunderTM event. The rally, march and baby playdate were held simultaneously with the national event coordinated by ZERO TO THREE as part of the national Think Babies campaign.