Early Childhood Director

Jane Weiler joined the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund in 2008. Jane oversees and coordinates the Cabinet’s Early Childhood Block Grants, and works with partners on statewide initiatives. Jane graduated with her BS and MS in Education from Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. After 16 years of teaching in St. Louis public schools, she started with the former Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) in 1993. She has worked for SRS since then in a variety of roles: Grants Manager of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program for child care centers, manager of the statewide contract for child care resource and referral and infant/toddler services, interim Early Head Start Program Manager, point of contact for various special quality initiatives such as the home visitation project and informal caregiver pilots. Jane has also convened “Partners” groups within SRS Regions to help promote positive working relationships between SRS, resource and referral, child care licensing surveyors, Head Start/Early Head Start, and other early childhood partners.

Other Cabinet Staff

Janice Smith, Executive Director

Dyogga Adegbore, Program Consultant