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Progress and Bright Spots

More from the Children’s Cabinet

  • 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. […]
  • 2021 Kindergart…
    2021 Kindergarten Readiness Quality Subgrants recipients close the gap for local communities seeking comprehensive and strategic support for Pre-K children. Improving the rates of kindergarten readiness requires coordinated and accessible services and opportunities that empower and engage community members. […]
  • Ensuring play s…
    The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s Rural Discovery Play Space Project used a collaborative and community-based approach to construct an educational play area in Marysville, 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.