Stay Up To Date

There’s so much going on with Raise Colorado, our partners, stakeholders and across the
state. Stay informed on what is happening in the early childhood landscape in Colorado.

OUR BLOG

Bring statewide attention to what babies and families need to thrive at Strolling Thunder Colorado – by Jacy Montoya Price

Join families and child advocates from across Colorado on Saturday, September 21 for the StrollingThunder Colorado rally and march. We’ll convene at 9:30 am at the Spring Cafe (1373 Grant St.) with our strollers, wraps and baby carriers to bring attention to the health and well-being of pregnant people, infants and toddlers. We will then march around […]

Opportunities to engage in Colorado’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee – by Samantha Espinoza

During the 2019 legislative session, the legislature passed and Governor Polis signed HB19-1122 to strengthen Colorado’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). Now, the Maternal Mortality Prevention Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is working diligently to implement the provisions of the bill, including formalizing the MMRC and developing a report on the […]

Colorado Babies Cry Out for Policy Changes – By Charlotte M. Brantley

Too many young children show up to kindergarten without the skills they need to continue learning. While Colorado has made tremendous investments in early childhood through programs like the Colorado Preschool Program, which helps prepare young children for success in school, the science is clear — we need to start even earlier. In fact, decades [...]

NEWS

For dwindling middle class, lack of affordable child care burdens Fort Collins families, employers The Coloradoan

If it feels like you are making decent money but still living paycheck to paycheck, you probably are. Despite one of the most robust economies in the U.S., Colorado's middle class is shrinking faster than the rest of the country, according to a recent study by the Bell Policy Center that shows Colorado's middle-income families are struggling to make [...]

Congrats to ECHO and Family Center Early Childhood Council on a successful legislative symposium! The Colorado Children’s Campaign’s weekly KidsFlash newsletter

Studies show that children who experience childhood trauma, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse, can sustain lifelong, devastating impacts on their developing brain, especially when trauma happens in the home. Matt Bennett, who is an author and trainer, spoke about adverse childhood experiences and children’s ability to thrive during the ECHO and Family Center Early [...]

Early Childhood Council Legislative Symposium: Trauma can cause lifelong effects to brain – The Canon City Daily

Studies show that children who experience childhood trauma, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse, can sustain lifelong, devastating impacts on their developing brain, especially when trauma happens in the home. Matt Bennett, who is an author and trainer, spoke about adverse childhood experiences and children’s ability to thrive during the ECHO and Family Center Early [...]

Cross-System Collaboration to Better Support Babies in Colorado: Embedding a Two-Generation Approach into State and Community Systems ZERO TO THREE

Community leaders, philanthropists, and state agency staff in Colorado have embraced a family-oriented approach to providing collaborative services. This case study describes how Colorado communities and state agencies have integrated a two-generation approach into services and systems to better serve young children and their families. It includes a timeline of pivotal moments in the evolution [...]

Opinion: Closure of midwife practices could escalate opportunity gaps for Colorado children Colorado Sun

A safe, peaceful birth is a priority for everyone involved in the birth of a baby. From the parents to the providers, all want the first moments of a baby’s life to be healthy. We also know that starts with a healthy mother who has access to affordable and quality maternity and obstetric care — [...]

SIGN UP TO GET
THE LATEST
INFORMATION

contact us

Send us a message to find out
more about Raise Colorado or
follow us on social!