Children's advocates urge Congress to pass Build Back Better Act

This week the U.S. House is expected to finally put the Build Back Better Act up for a vote, and children's advocates in Colorado are pushing the state's congressional delegation to advance a bill they say will ensure that more kids can access nutritious food. 

Kiowa County becomes the first county to reach child safety tipping point

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Illuminate Colorado (Illuminate) announce this week that Kiowa County is the first county in the state of Colorado to reach the tipping point to create a new standard of child safety in the community. In June of last year, llluminate, a statewide nonprofit organization working to strengthen families, organizations and communities to prevent child maltreatment, launched the Tip Colorado Initiative aimed at training more than 200,000 Coloradans to protect children from sexual abuse.

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy During the Winter

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy During the Winter

As we get deeper into the winter season, a lot of us may be tempted to stay indoors. The abundance of snow, the low temperatures, and the coziness of our homes keeps us looking through a window. However, staying indoors for months on end can take quite a toll on our mental and physical health--this especially applies to children. This year, take a look at the various ways to keep your kids healthy during the winter--their renewed health and energy will thank you.

100 community volunteers building new playground in Kit Carson

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Volunteers from Colorado Health Foundation, Kit Carson School District and the community will join KaBOOM! August 9 to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours at Prairie Park. The new playground will help make play the easy choice for kids and families in Kit Carson.   

Early Childhood Council Summer Fun Tote Program Returns

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Have your kiddos participated in the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Lincoln Early Childhood Council (CKLECC) Fun Tote Program yet?  If not, you don't want them to miss out on the Summer Fun Tote Program.    The program is a fun and educational opportunity for children ages 0-8.  The program promotes the importance of early childhood development and interaction between children, parents, caregivers and siblings.