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Solomon Community Preschool Finds New Building After 32 Years

November 10, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

By Ed Boice, Abilene-RC.com Earlier this year, Denise Miller, lead teacher, feared the Solomon Community Preschool wouldn’t have a building. Now, the school is open at a new location along Main Street with the necessary renovations. The preschool held an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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American Rescue Plan (ARP) Child Care Stabilization Funds Impacts Kansas Children

October 28, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Funding Impacts Child Care. Child Care Assistance

Source: ARP Child Care Stabilization Funding State Fact Sheets | The Administration for Children and Families (hhs.gov) The Administration for Children and Families released new data showing that child care stabilization funds provided in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) have served

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Several of Governor Kelly’s “Rural Champions” Focus Their Efforts on Child Care

October 20, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Governor Kelly Announces Child Care Champions

Source: Governor Laura Kelly Announces 12 “Rural Champions” Leading Local Community Efforts – Kansas Department of Commerce (kansascommerce.gov) TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the 12 grant recipients of the Rural by Choice Champions Program

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Edwards and Stafford Counties Come Up with Solutions

October 12, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Like many parents across Kansas, Edwards County Extension Agent Trisha Greene was having great difficulty finding day care in Kinsley, where she lives and works. After visiting with the local economic development director, they decided to put together a committee to search for solutions.

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Community Child Care Center Continues to Progress

October 12, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
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There is a nationwide need for child care, and Marion County proves to be the same. According to data gathered by Child Care Aware, out of 11,865 residents in Marion County, there are 658 under the age of 6, and 507 of those children have both parents in the workforce. Read the full

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Local Providers: Current Child Care System No Longer Sustainable

October 12, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Funding Impacts Child Care. Child Care Assistance

The U.S. child care industry is at the point of market failure, a representative of Kansas’ Child Care Aware program told a group of Hays Chamber members Friday. Child care costs more to provide than families can afford to pay, said Jennifer Burgardt, community outreach and

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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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