Child care is essential to a thriving Kansas economy. Communities across the state – including families and employers – need access to affordable, high-quality child care. Our mission is to make that happen.
Our innovative team designs child care solutions that meet communities, child care providers, and families where they’re at. As a network of partner Child Care Resource and Referral agencies, we provide customized referral services to families, develop innovative training and technical assistance for child care providers, and advocate for positive change that impacts the lives of children and families.
Child Care Resource and Referral agencies support families by referring them to child care programs that meet their needs as well as offering family valuable information on topics for children of all ages.
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We work directly with child care programs to enhance the quality of care for young children and families. Whether through training and professional development, coaching and technical support, or sharing up-to-date resources and information, we work in partnership with child care providers to support their goals for providing high-quality early care and education.
We partner with communities across Kansas to identify local child care needs and local solutions. We collect and provide data about the child care industry to collaborate with communities on child care capacity.
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Advancing equitable access to high-quality child care for Kansas families and communities takes all of us working together. Policymakers need to hear from families, early care and education professionals, and communities about issues that matter. We can all be part of the solution by speaking up for laws that improve our early care and education system. Join our efforts by getting involved today.
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