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Progress and Bright Spots

More from the Children’s Cabinet

  • Early Childhood…
    This grant opportunity is to provide early childhood services for Kansas children and families ages birth to kindergarten entry, as well as services for prenatal and family supports. […]
  • Examining the P…
    In our role as strategist, the Children's Cabinet commissioned Examining the Present and Future of Child Care in Kansas to encourage and facilitate innovative, collaborative planning. The report was developed by the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research and Capita. […]
  • Building a shar…
    TYKES Douglas County provides a comprehensive online hub of local and expert resources for early childhood development stakeholders seeking community and support. […]
  • Early Childhood…
    This Issue Brief discusses the reasons for and actions behind promoting literacy beginning in early childhood, and it makes the case for increased investment in children during the early years so that all Kansas children are equipped for success in grade school and beyond. […]
  • Connecting and …
    The Early Childhood Policy Matters podcast features the Our Tomorrows story gathering project, how it was influenced by the Preschool Development Grant Birth - 5 initiative, and what it means for the future of Kansas. […]

What’s New for Kansas Children and Families?

The All In For Kansas Kids Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan guide us as we develop and strengthen cross-agency collaborations that center families’ needs and help all children thrive. The plan offers structure and direction, but even an excellent strategic plan has its limitations. We must be able to respond to changing circumstances, pivot when necessary, and direct the work on an ongoing basis. The pandemic presents both a daunting threat requiring immediate action – and an opportunity to rethink how we work and make progress.

This section provides information on some of our major milestones, new initiatives, and bright spots in this work.