Kansas Early Childhood Prevention Research
Kansas Department for Children and Families
Prevention and Protection
Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund
Early Childhood Block Grant
Type of Project
Historical and ongoing analysis of integrated data by early childhood intervention, demographics, and outcomes (maltreatment reports, removals)
May 10, 2021
Data Sharing Agreement
The Kansas Early Childhood Data Trust is conducting a pilot study that will link Early Childhood Block Grant (ECBG) program data with data from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to identify the most effective systems approach in preventing child maltreatment as well as studying the long-term impact of prevention-focused services and their ability to secure equitable outcomes for children and families in Kansas. With the leveraging of early prevention and intervention services between DCF and community partners across the state, the study will also serve as an opportunity to pilot interagency data sharing to maximize child welfare research and programming in the early childhood system.
The community-based prevention efforts funded by the ECBG prioritized family well-being across several domains of early care and education services to prevent child maltreatment and family separation. As one of the first states to sign the Family First Prevention Services Act into law, Kansas invested in early childhood services with evidenced-based early prevention and intervention services and practices—strengthening the coordination between state agencies and community organizations to see when and where services were needed and which service, or a combination of, would meet a family’s needs and support their well-being.
Catalog of Results and Products
Return on Investment for Kansas Early Childhood
January 26, 2022
Presentation of Case Study
December 3, 2021