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 an equitable and expansive early care and education system.

The Problem

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

The Solution

Collaboration with families, innovative pilot programs, increased investment, and inclusive statewide coordination.

What We Do

In 2023, 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.

referrals made to families looking for child care
in start-up and health and safety grants awarded to early care and education programs
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licensed child care slots opened through start-up programming

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

By learning about issues 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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Ideas and Solutions

Explore different perspectives and projects from people working to improve child care.

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.