Colorado Creates Children's Budget

February 2, 2012

You can't know where to go until you know where you've been. This is what compelled the Colorado Children's Campaign to produce the Colorado Children's Budget. The report looks at how public spending for children and youth fared from 2007 to 2012. The children's budget examines spending across a broad range of developmental areas, and identifies individual programs within these categories:

  • early childhood development and learning
  • educating children: K-12
  • health services and programs for children and families
  • other support services for children and families

The children's budget is a significant but shrinking share of the state's budget. Inflation and population growth provide additional challenges to budgetary woes.  

The Children’s Budget 2011 is intended to serve as a resource guide for policymakers and advocates who are interested in better understanding how Colorado funds children’s programs and services and to help unravel the often confusing and complicated details of the state budget. The report provides detailed information on appropriations and sources of financing for programs which help children across four domains: early childhood learning and development, health, K-12 education, and other support services.

Check it out in the link below.