Listening, Learning, and Planning
Kansas communities large and small have come together to share visions and opportunities for creating an ideal early childhood care and education system. The All in for Kansas Kids Strategic Plan was made possible through the efforts of more than 6,100 Kansans who contributed their experiences, ideas, and feedback to strengthen and improve our system. The needs assessment process and strategic plan development were supported by Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Every Student Succeeds Act. Funding also supports activities to maximize parental choice and knowledge of early care and education options, the sharing of best practices among providers, and overall improvements in quality. The leadership, staff, grantees, and partners of the Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund, Kansas Department for Children and Families, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provided expertise throughout the needs assessment and strategic planning process. Additional contributors are listed in the documents below.