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Perez-Carrillo, Stephanie; Manoatl, Erica – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2020
Experiencing hunger can negatively impact a child's health, behavior and overall performance in school. Though substantial progress has been made to increase access to school foods, ensuring adequate time to eat remains to be a challenge for students and schools. We know there are some Colorado schools and districts promoting best practices around…
Descriptors: Hunger, Lunch Programs, Best Practices, Nutrition
Hughes, Sarah; Manoatl, Erica – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2020
The 2020 edition of "KIDS COUNT in Colorado!" examines the current state of preschool in Colorado--the need, the access, and the opportunity--as lawmakers consider expanding access to the Colorado Preschool Program and Governor Jared Polis calls for improved access to quality preschool statewide. This 27th edition of the annual focus on…
Descriptors: Children, Poverty, Child Health, Early Childhood Education
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2020
The research on full-day kindergarten and its benefits are robust, from improving literacy skills, greater math and reading gains during the school year, and overall academic growth. In addition, children with developmental delays and special learning needs are able to be identified earlier and supported with appropriate interventions. Fully…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Schedules, Educational Benefits, School Districts
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2020
On November 13, the Colorado Children's Campaign and the Colorado Education Initiative cohosted a three-hour virtual event, convening almost 200 educators, district administrators, education advocates and policymakers to discuss the state of reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across two virtual panels featuring system leaders from…
Descriptors: School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics, Conferences (Gatherings)
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2019
The 2020 Census risks undercounting thousands of young Colorado children, depriving communities of federal funding and political representation for the next decade. Children under age 5 are more likely to be missed by the census than any other age group, with children of color, non-English speakers, and kids living in high poverty communities at…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Federal Aid, Preschool Children, Poverty
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2018
U.S. policymakers, educators and advocates have identified a need to increase school safety following several high-profile incidents of school violence. Some of the proposed solutions are not supported by evidence of their effectiveness. In the 2018-2019 budget process, both the Colorado State House and Senate amended the budget to address school…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Prevention, Risk Management
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2018
KIDS COUNT has used data to help call attention to emerging trends impacting kids in communities across the state. This year, the Colorado Children's Campaign marked the 25th birthday of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! by exploring this important question: What has changed for Colorado kids in the past 25 years? Long-term trends are not possible for every…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Children
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2017
In this brief annual report, Colorado Children's Campaign shares a few examples of their work in 2016. The Campaign's early childhood work in 2016 focused on making child care and early education more accessible and of higher quality. Among other changes, teen parents and domestic abuse survivors have better access to child care subsidies so they…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Child Care
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2017
This year's KIDS COUNT report delves into disparities in child well-being based on race and ethnicity in an effort to shine a light on issues where Colorado can and must do better at creating equitable opportunities for children. The disparities seen in many areas of child well-being did not just happen by coincidence; nor are they the result of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Well Being, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2017
Children's Campaign examines child well-being across the state and identify data-driven solutions to improve the lives of Colorado's kids. In 2017, the Campaign was relentless in their efforts to ensure every chance for every child. Highlights for the year include: (1) Colorado's child poverty rate fell to 13 percent in 2016--its lowest point in…
Descriptors: Poverty, Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gains, Child Welfare
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2016
Imagine the complex factors that influence a child's opportunities in life set on either side of an old-fashioned scale. The teeter-totter of each child's scale can be influenced by parents, schools, communities and, in many ways, public policies. Positive experiences and influences--a loving and nurturing caregiver, a safe and stable place to…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Child Health, Early Childhood Education
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2016
This annual report summarizes Colorado Children's Campaign's advocacy, research, development, and outreach efforts in 2015. The report is comprised of the following sections: (1) 30 Years BOLD; (2) 2015 Impacts; (3) Colorado Children's Campaign by the Numbers; (4) 2015 Financial Snapshot; (5) 2015 Board of Directors; and (6) 2015 Staff. The…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Annual Reports, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2015
Children in communities across Colorado--whether large or small, rural or urban, on the Eastern Plains or the Western Slope--face opportunities and obstacles to reaching their full potential. While some challenges are similar, many are very different depending on the community environment and the resources available to support children and…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Child Health, Poverty
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2014
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Colorado Children's Campaign, which provides the best available state- and county-level data to measure and track the education, health and general well-being of the state's children. "Kids Count in Colorado!" informs policy debates and community discussions, serving as…
Descriptors: Child Health, Well Being, Academic Achievement, Holistic Approach
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2014
This annual report summarizes Colorado Children's Campaign's advocacy, research, development, and outreach efforts in 2013. The report touches on each of Colorado Children's Campaign's areas of focus--policy, research, and advocacy--and highlights the partnerships and support that make it all possible. The report is comprised of the following…
Descriptors: Child Health, Advocacy, Annual Reports, Income
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