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Colorado Children's Campaign, 2023
As Colorado prepares to establish quality standards for its Universal Preschool (UPK) program, the state has the opportunity to be a national model for supporting early childhood. The Children's Campaign's vision is that Colorado's universal preschool standards will support the "whole child" so that all Colorado children can have a…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Preschool Education, Equal Education, Access to Education
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2023
Schools should be safe places for young people, educators, school staff, and community members, and policies and practices can help create learning environments where kids thrive. Gun violence in U.S. schools has prompted calls for increased school safety measures; however, which policies contribute to safe school environments is often a topic of…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Violence, Weapons, Evidence Based Practice
Sarah Hughes – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2023
Building Understanding: Youth Mental Health and Well-Being in Colorado, the 2023 edition of "KIDS COUNT in Colorado!," spotlights trends in youth mental health and access to care. It includes an overview of the most recent data on the topic and offers recommendations for policy action to promote youth mental health in the years ahead.…
Descriptors: Youth, Mental Health, Well Being, Access to Health Care
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2022
The Colorado Children's Campaign began 2021 focused on their mission as the pandemic laid bare the many systemic barriers faced by kids and families in Colorado. Despite the economic downturn and unpredictable school schedules, the new year brought with it an urgency to restructure socioeconomic systems to benefit all Coloradans. This 2021 Annual…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Education
Hughes, Sarah; Manoatl, Erica – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2022
The 2022 "KIDS COUNT in Colorado!" report reveals the momentous loss experienced by children and families across the state during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. It illustrates the pandemic's continued, far-reaching effects on Colorado kids--from difficulty accessing health care, child care, early learning opportunities,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Children, Pandemics, COVID-19
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2021
Colorado Children's Campaign has continued to advance its mission of integrating the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into its work. Especially as the pandemic has exacerbated inequality in numerous ways, Colorado Children's Campaign seeks to prioritize children who face the most barriers to success and wellbeing due to racist policies…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Education
Hughes, Sarah; Manoatl, Erica; Veraza, Charlie – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2021
The 2021 "KIDS COUNT in Colorado!" report examines how children fared during the first year of the COVID-19 crisis. The data included in the report illustrate the pandemic's far-reaching effects on Colorado kids, from increased housing instability and hunger to difficulty accessing health care, child care, preschool and K-12 education.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Well Being, Child Health
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, 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
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, 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
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
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