Strategic Plan

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Goal 7: Quality and Environments

Outcome Statement – Kansas early childhood care and education programs and environments are high-quality, safe, and nurturing.

Kansans told us there are limited resources to support new facilities, capital improvements, and development of additional, high-quality learning materials. Kansas also lacks complete data regarding construction and renovation needs.

We recognize that investments in physical infrastructure will ensure all children have access to safe, stable, and nurturing environments where high-quality services can be equitably delivered. We envision environments where every child can thrive.

Key Findings addressed from the Needs Assessment

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What Will Success Look Like?

  • Kansas will ensure that early childhood care and education programs, services, and environments are high-quality and provide safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments for children.

  • Kansas will have a statewide Quality Recognition and Improvement System (Links to Quality).

  • Kansas will identify and address barriers to local zoning and homeowner association regulations to support the operation of high-quality licensed child care businesses in residential and commercial spaces.

View Indicators and Measures of Success