Strategic Plan

Strategy 5.3

Build community capacity for providing high-quality early childhood care and education
programs and services.

5.3.1   Explore use of microloans, loan guarantees, credit enhancement programs, and tax incentives to address access to capital to enhance early childhood care and education capacity.
State agency led tactic.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

5.3.2   Target investments in high-quality, affordable child care options to expand capacity for families with nontraditional work schedules, infants, and/or children with special health care needs50.
State agency led tactic.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

5.3.3   Promote mixed-media resources on topics specific to child care business development and entrepreneurship.
State agency led tactic.Local individual or small group champions.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

5.3.4   Encourage partnerships for a cooperative model for child care services that meets the unique needs of rural and family child care.
State agency led tactic.Local individual or small group champions.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

5.3.5   Provide technical assistance to school districts to expand inclusive community preschool capacity without reducing overall community early childhood care and education capacity.
State agency led tactic.Statewide and community-level partnerships.

5.3.6   Explore options to fund early childhood special education to incentivize inclusive preschool programming, including a review of Kansas Special Education Categorical Aid.
State agency led tactic.