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 affordable, quality child care by connecting them to the information, and ideas they need to invest in early care and education solutions in their local communities and across Kansas.
Child Care Aware of Kansas’ Point-in-Time data tool has been available for a little more than a year and used by over 6,000 community members across Kansas. After a year of use and feedback received from communities, we are relaunching with NEW data points to assist communities. In just a click, communities can view the extent desired child care capacity meets the potential demand for care. The relaunched tool also displays the potential number of child care slots needed for each county. Additionally, communities can review enrollment and capacity numbers broken out by full-time and part-time child care programs. The tool provides the option to retrieve statewide data for comparison with county-level information.
When we work together to ensure all families have access to quality child care options — regardless of their income level or where they live — we build the critical infrastructure necessary for businesses to succeed, communities to flourish, and children to grow into happy, healthy, productive Kansans.
Child Care Aware of Kansas and our network of Child Care Resource and Referral partners can help.
If your community is interested in more information about how we can support you in making meaning of the data we provide, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click Get Involved below.