Our Commitment to Equity
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund (Children's Cabinet) recognizes that equitable life outcomes start with an early childhood system that acknowledges children and families experience disproportionate access and opportunity across race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and developmental abilities, home language, and geography. Equity is an organizing principle of the All in for Kansas Kids Strategic Plan.
The Cabinet is committed to:
- meeting the diverse and unique needs of all Kansas families by integrating systems-wide approaches to ensure basic needs are available and accessible
- elevating family voice and choice
- utilizing data in ethical, timely, and responsive ways in partnership with communities and a broad array of experts
- equitably funding programs
In these uncertain times we all have questions.
We want to help you navigate these times with answers and information to help protect and strengthen families.
Current efforts to control this outbreak mean that many of us are together more as families, with new and ever-changing needs. We also know that many child care providers are facing tough choices about continuing services, maintaining safety, and operating differently. Scroll down for information and links useful for both families and providers.
We hope to offer comfort and guidance as we all adjust to the special challenges of this major disruption and change in our routines.
Together, we’ve got this.
Last update: June 8, 2020
Guidance and support
for parents and caregivers
Resources for child care providers and other support professionals
Send us your questions, and
we will work to connect you with those who have answers
Support in times of need
Everyone needs help sometimes–in these times especially. And it’s ok to ask.
These resources are meant to help families know where to turn for help with food, shelter, care, and other basic needs.
Parenting when life is tough
These resources offer guidance for nurturing and interacting with your children while being responsive to their questions and sensitive to their heightened emotional needs.
Taking care of yourself
Many of us are adjusting to new routines and new realities. We are becoming work-from-home employees, part-time home school teachers, and full-time caregivers. It’s easy to let self-care slide, but now it’s a public service to make sure we stay healthy and able to take care of our kids and each other.
Kansas Department of
Health & Environment
Kansas Department for Children and Families
Department of Education
Kansas Department of Labor
Kansas Department of Commerce
Additional Resources from Other Sources