Data & Research

Child Care Aware of Kansas gathers and disseminates data, research, and best practices from experts in the field so that parents, providers, and decision-makers are equipped with ideas and solutions for high-quality early care and education.

Child Care Data By County

All families deserve equitable and consistent access to high-quality early care and learning opportunities. Unfortunately, child care availability varies widely across Kansas.

Our comprehensive point in time data, organized by county, is meant to assist local communities — including families, employers, and other community leaders — as they work to address critical child care shortages.

Select your county below to retrieve information about the status of child care supply and demand in your area. You’ll also find information about the different types of child care available, rates for part-time and full-time care, census data, and more. The best part: The numbers are up-to-date from the moment you click.


Distinct Count Dashboard

This online tool is positioned to guide policy and help measure impact of the following early childhood services in Kansas: childcare, home visiting, Pre-K, and Part C (early intervention services for infants and toddlers ages birth through 2 with disabilities and their families).

The dashboard provides an interactive portal where users can easily customize their search of early childhood program data. The dashboard is a critical step for state and local administrators to build a more data- and equity-informed understanding of early childhood services as a whole and to be dynamic in response to the need and participation of their specific services. 


In order to inform stakeholders and decision-makers, we publish a yearly report on the state of child care in Kansas — including key data on child care capacity across the state, the types of providers available, and counties experiencing critical needs.

The State of Child Care in Kansas

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