Quality Subgrant Awardees

Subgrants for Child Care Access

Goal: Increase the availability of high-quality child care for target populations

Target populations for this subgrant are:

  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income families
  • Migrant families
  • Children with special health care needs
  • Children experiencing homelessness
  • Children involved with foster care

Awardees

Russell Child Development Center
The Tree House of Early Learning
Urban Scholastic Center
Child Care Aware of Eastern KS
Child Start, Inc.
El Centro Inc. – Academy for Children
Brandy Schoenberger
United Way of Greater Kansas City
South Central Mental Health Counseling Center
Family Resource Center, Inc
Abilene Childcare Learning Center, Inc.

Subgrants for Rural Child Care

Goal: Increase access to and availability of child care in rural communities

Rural communities for this subgrant include those in rural, frontier, and densely-settled rural counties as defined by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

These subgrants aim to break down barriers that prevent:

  • Rural child care providers from starting and succeeding, and
  • Individuals in rural areas from entering and remaining in the early childhood care and education workforce

Awardees

USD 273 Beloit
United Way of Reno County
Finney County Childcare and Early Learning Network
Wichita County Economic Development, Incorporated
LiveWell Northwest Kansas
Tammy’s Daycare
Humboldt Daycare and Preschool, Inc
Child Start, Inc.
Thrive Allen County
Amy’s Home Daycare
Little Blessings Daycare
ABC Preschool and Childcare Center

Subgrants to Connect Families to Services

Goal: Enhance infrastructure, increase collaboration and outreach, and develop awareness campaigns that help connect families to community services

These subgrants test local solutions for ensuring families are aware of services available in the community so that they get connected to the right service at the right time. Partners may include traditional social service providers, public libraries, economic development entities, and local government to boost collaboration.

Awardees

Community Children’s Center, Inc.
Riley County Health Department
Child Start, Inc.
KC Healthy Kids
Kansas Children’s Service League
Urban Scholastic Center
DCCCA, Inc.
United Way of Reno County
Success By 6 Coalition of Douglas County
Kansas Masonic Literacy Center
Child Care Aware of Eastern KS
Southeast Kansas Education Service Center

Subgrants for Kindergarten Readiness

Goal:  Improve school district ratings for Kindergarten Readiness in the Kansans Can Star Recognition program The Kansans Can Star Recognition program (Kansas State Department of Education) recognizes communities that offer quality, inclusive opportunities to young children and their families so that each student enters kindergarten at age 5 socially, emotionally and academically prepared for success. These subgrants will help prepare districts for the self-assessment and application for recognition. Grantees will form teams of 6-10 members, select priority areas of focus, and identify strategies to improve Kindergarten readiness in their communities. 

Awardees

USD 500

Subgrants to Improve Quality of Care

Goal: GOAL: Improve the quality of care and education for Kansas children and families

These subgrants test localized solutions to enhance the quality of care for Kansas children and families, particularly with the extra stressors of COVID-19. Quality enhancements can come in many forms. Applicants may propose funds for both tangible resources and supports for families and providers (e.g. books, toys, supplies, playground equipment) and for resources to support consultations, coaching, training, peer support, etc. Proposals that address a child’s mental health and social emotional learning are especially encouraged, but this category of award is not limited by type of need addressed.

Awardees

Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc.
Community Children’s Center, Inc.
Kansas Children’s Service League
Riley County Health Department
Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
The Family Conservancy
United Way of the Plains
Child Start, Inc.
KC Healthy Kids
Thrive Allen County
Googols of Learning Child Development Center
USD 252 Southern Lyon County Early Childhood Centers
Kansas Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
USD 273 Beloit
South Central Mental Health Counseling Center
Smoky Hill Childcare
Emily Barnes
Crawford County Mental Health Center
Kansas Masonic Literacy Center
Happy Hearts Daycare
The Tree House of Early Learning
Pony Express Partnership for Children, Inc.
Wichita TOP Early Learning Centers

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