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A Better Child Care System for Kansas Parents

November 8, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
A Better Child Care System for Kansas Parents. A working mother carrying child.

How We Can Build a Better System for Kansas Parents By Jessica Herrera Russell, Senior Communications Manager, Kansas Action for Children. Originally published in the Fall 2022 issue of Kansas Child Magazine. This past spring, the Kansas Legislature took a significant step toward

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How a Community Council on Child Care Can Help Families Succeed

August 8, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Child Care Provider Encouraging a Child to Board School Bus

How a Community Council on Child Care Can Help Families Succeed As parents and providers know well, each school year presents new challenges for child care programs. Providers are often forced to make difficult decisions about how to operate their business, care for the children

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The Child Care Gap: What Do We Know? What Do We Do?

May 5, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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By Linda K Smith, Director of Early Childhood Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center. Originally published in the Spring 2022 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed what any working parent in America already knew to be true – that the early childhood years hold

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Child Care in Kansas: Paralysis to Action

August 11, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

By Travis Rickford, Executive Director, LiveWell Northwest Kansas Originally published in the Winter 2021 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine Today, our rural way of life looks a little different as we adapt to new challenges presented by COVID-19. Our work environments look different, and we

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