Building Child Care Capacity in Kansas

Quality child care benefits everyone living and working in Kansas. Just like we invest in roads, utilities, and broadband to fuel our economy and provide a good quality of life for Kansas residents, we must also invest in a more effective early care and education system for our state.

In the short term, child care enables parents and guardians to pursue work, education, and other aspirations in order to support their families economically and live fulfilling lives. When everyone in the state has access to quality, consistent child care, employers can attract and retain a productive and loyal workforce.

In the long term, implementing new child care solutions will ensure that Kansas children grow up in environments that shape their healthy development and lay the foundation for future learning, well-being, and success throughout their lives. 

Do you want to learn more about child care in your community?

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The research is clear: Quality, accessible, affordable child care contributes to the prosperity of Kansas today and tomorrow.

Community Child Care Capacity-Building

From planning to execution, we are here every step of the way!

Pre-Planning & Support

Initial coalition-forming, a preliminary needs assessment, or other key activities to build initial readiness is provided.

Communities in Action Workshop

A tailored workshop experience is designed to meet the unique needs of individual communities. 

Funding

Funding resources are provided for communities interested in increasing efforts to expand child care capacity.

Follow-Up Support

Ongoing support is tailored to the readiness, pace, and scale of each community to support successful execution of the action plan.

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Is Your Community Ready to Take Action?

Economists have found that investments in quality early childhood care & education leads to more effective public schools, improved public health, less crime, and more educated, skilled workforce, as well as a better overall quality of life!

Source: Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Childcare. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce.

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