Public Input Opportunities

Child Care & Development Fund Plan

Kansas is working on a new Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for 2022-2024 and we need your input! This is an opportunity to help shape early childhood care and education policy, services, and funding decisions across the state.

CCDF provides federal funding to help low-income families access child care​ while enhancing the quality of child care for all children. States are required to submit a new CCDF Plan to the Administration for Children and Families every three years describing their child care policies, programs, and how they meet federal requirements. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) manages the CCDF and is working closely with a wide variety of early childhood care and education partners to seek new opportunities to align with the All In For Kansas Kids Strategic Plan. DCF is also seeking feedback to help continue addressing COVID-19 pandemic challenges.

How can I provide feedback?

 

 

Public Input Sessions 

These sessions are your opportunity to learn more about specific sections of the CCDF plan working draft and to offer your perspective on needs and potential solutions.

February 10, 12-1 p.m.

All In For Kansas Kids webinar

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Focus:  family engagement and outreach, and consumer education efforts (Section 2)

February 19, 9-11:30 a.m.

Early Childhood Recommendations Panel meeting

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Focus:  workforce recruitment and retention, and continuous quality improvement efforts (Sections 6 and 7)

February 19, afternoon

State Interagency Coordinating Council Team meeting

Focus:  increasing access and capacity, ensuring equal access, and promoting parent choice (Sections 3 and 4)

February 24, 7-8 p.m.

Public Input Session

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Focus: discussion on the Statewide Child Care Disaster Plan and COVID-19, family engagement and outreach, consumer education efforts, increasing access and capacity, and ensuring equal access and promoting parent choice (Sections 1-4)

February 26, 9-10:30 a.m.

Workforce Development Advisory Group Team meeting

Focus:  workforce recruitment and retention, and continuous quality improvement efforts (Sections 6 and 7)

February 27, 10-11 A.M.

Public Input Session

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Focus:  discussion on ensuring health and safety practices, family engagement and outreach, workforce recruitment and retention, and continuous quality improvement efforts (Sections 5-7)