Quality, accessible, affordable child care contributes to the prosperity of Kansas today and tomorrow.

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Find affordable, quality child care that fits your needs.

Find resources to improve your program and support your business. 

Find ideas and solutions to enhance child care where you live. 

Thriving Businesses.
Flourishing Communities.
Healthy, Happy Children.

They’re all products of a quality early care and education system.

The Problem

An expensive, cobbled-together patchwork of programs with shrinking capacity.

The Solution

Local partnerships, innovative pilot programs, increased investment, and statewide coordination.

What We Do

In 2021, Child Care Aware of Kansas connected parents, child care providers, businesses, local and state leaders, and community members to the information and ideas they needed to take action. 

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Child care challenges are complicated, but you don't have to solve them alone.

By learning about the issue and working alongside us — and with others in your community — you can have a significant impact with less effort and fewer resources than you might expect. 

Your Plan of Action

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Change

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Ideas and Solutions

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Closing the Child Care Gap

Closing the Child Care Gap

Kelly Davydov, Executive Director, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Originally published in the Spring 2022 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. I’d be willing to wager

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Kansas Child Magazine

Kansas Child magazine is intended to provide a forum for the discussion of child care and early education issues and ideas. We hope to provoke thoughtful discussions within the field and to help those outside the field gain a better understanding of priorities and concerns.