Local Providers: Current Child Care System No Longer Sustainable

Funding Impacts Child Care. Child Care Assistance

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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 engagement coordinator at Child Care Aware of Kansas.

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  • Child Care Aware of Kansas

    Child Care Aware of Kansas connects everyone with a stake in child care — parents, child care providers, businesses, local and state leaders, and community members — to the information and ideas they need to take action. We provide opportunities, connections, and support for Kansans to envision what a better child care system can look like for them. Working within a network of Child Care Resource & Referral agencies, we also connect caregivers and providers to the information and support they need.