Research Information

 

Kansas employers need child care in order to attract and retain a productive workforce that builds the Kansas economy. Parents need child care in order to work and provide for their families. Child care employs over 15,000 individuals and is more than a half billion dollar industry in Kansas.

Kansas employers need quality child care so that employees are productive at work. Child care is part of the economic infrastructure that supports local employers. When parents have the security of knowing their children are well cared for, they are more productive at work.

Children need quality child care in order to succeed in school and life. By the time a child turns 4, the necessary foundations for personal responsibility, conscience and compassion for others have been established. Research strongly indicates that the foundation for a child’s later success in school and life is based on the early learning.

High-quality child care providers nurture, educate and prepare our future leaders!

Click on the following links for more information about the child care field:

2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report

The 2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report and 2018 Child Care Supply Demand Action Plan are now available!

The 2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report: The Landscape of Child Care in Kansas takes a closer look at factors that impact the supply and demand of child care in Kansas. In addition, an Action Plan has been created as a guide for communities as they investigate child care needs in their area.

Child Care Document2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report: The Landscape of Child Care in Kansas
Child Care Document2018 Child Care Supply Demand Action Plan

Child Care Document2018 Supply Demand Methodology and Data Interpretation

2017 Child Care Supply Demand Report

The 2017 Child Care Supply Demand Report is now available!

The 2017 Child Care Supply Demand Report looks closely at the availability of child care in Kansas and includes information and recommendations to increase child care supply around the state.2017 Supply Demand Report

Child Care Document2017 Child Care Supply Demand Report

Now available! The 2017 Child Care Supply Demand County Profiles

Find child care supply and demand data specific to each county. Click here.

2017 Supply Demand Methodology and Data Interpretation 

Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study

2018 Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study

Child Care Document2018 Workforce Study and State Profile

Child Care Document2018 Workforce Study Demographic Source

Child Care Document2018 Workforce Study Methodology

 


 

2015 Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study

Child Care Document2015 Workforce Study and State Profile

2015 County Child Care Profiles

Click here for the 105 individual county 2015 profiles

 


 

2010 Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study.

2010 County Child Care Profiles

Click here for the 105 individual county 2010 profiles.

Data Notes and Methodology