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Child Care Supply and Demand in Kansas: What to Know and How to Be Part of the Solution

June 2, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Child Care Supply and Demand in Kansas: What to Know and How to Be Part of the Solution A child’s earliest experiences lay the foundation for lifelong learning, well-being, and success. Quality early care and education opportunities provide the nurturing environments and relationships

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New! Point-in-Time Data Relaunched

April 26, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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Child Care Aware of Kansas connects everyone with a stake in child care — families, child care providers, businesses, local and state leaders, and community members — to the information and ideas they need to take action. We work to empower communities to tackle the lack of

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Communities in Action Workshop

November 11, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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By Tanya Koehn, Director of Family & Community Services, Child Care Aware of Kansas Child Care Aware of Kansas works alongside local communities to tackle the lack of affordable, quality child care by connecting them to the perspectives, information, and ideas they need to

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Kansas Child Care Providers Experience Additional Strain During Pandemic

October 14, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Press Release Hutchinson, Kan. Thursday, October 14, 2021—A timely survey of child care providers across Kansas reveals that during the pandemic providers have experienced increased financial and emotional stress, while relying on less effective COVID-19 mitigation tactics. To

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Start Young three-year pilot proves successful; year four funding secured from Kansas Children’s Cabinet

June 10, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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Parent Leadership Conference! Register now!

May 21, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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Childcare Collaboration: Foundational Support for the Workforce of Tomorrow

May 21, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought childcare challenges to the forefront of families, businesses, and legislatures minds. In a recent series of state-specific surveys completed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, referred to as the Untapped Potential economic impact reports, it

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Center for American Progress Highlights the Role of Child Care Aware of Kansas in Optimizing Distribution of Pandemic Relief Funds

May 18, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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On April 15, 2021, the Biden administration made the largest-ever investment in American child care, releasing a historic $39 billion from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to

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Gov. Kelly proclaims May 7 Provider Appreciation Day

May 7, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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Mastering Record Keeping and Taxes in the Age of COVID

May 5, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Join Tom Copeland for this live virtual training specifically for Kansas child care programs presented by the Department for Children and Families in coordination with

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Community Collaboration on Child Care Needs

March 31, 2021 | By admin

Child Care Aware of Kansas partnered with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce to engage community stakeholders in identifying community childcare needs and provide local solutions. A group of public and private partners worked collaboratively, utilizing a “strategic doing”

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Governor Kelly Announces Over 50,000 COVID-19 Comfort Kits Were Provided to Kansas Kids, Families Statewide

March 17, 2021 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Press Release Posted by David Elliott (KRSL) Governor Laura Kelly has announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) provided over 50,000 COVID-19 comfort kits to child care facilities across the state. In partnership with Child Care Aware of Kansas (CCAKS),

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