Events Calendar

Support is available

to enable parent attendance at these important conversations. Download the form and instructions, or reach out to Peggy Kelly from Kansas Head Start Association with questions or to learn more.




Passionate about the future of Kansas children and families? Join us for a Community Conversation! The information gathered in these sessions will help Kansas create a strategic plan for early childhood.

During one-hour sessions, attendees will be asked to share thoughts about:

  • What is happening in your community to support infants, toddlers, young children, and families that we should celebrate and grow?
  • What areas are challenging and need more support and/or attention?
  • How would you guide a family to resources and services in your community?
  • What are your family’s experiences?

Family friendly. Children welcome. 

Download and print a flyer for Community Engagement sessions in JUNE, en Español, JULY.

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Upcoming Sessions




In July and August, Our Tomorrows and local partner organizations will be hosting Community Sensemaking Workshops across the state. In these workshops, participants will hear the stories shared as part of the Our Tomorrows story-collection effort, and discuss emerging themes based on the lived experiences of Kansans from their region.

Discussion will include a detailed review of patterns in local stories and active dialogue around which patterns we want to change and which ones we want to amplify. Identifying these patterns is a first step in the Community Action Lab process which is an opportunity to propose small, safe-to-fail actionables in your community – a great way to live out the Governor’s vision that we are all early childhood stakeholders! Our Tomorrows organizational partners and other stakeholders will utilize the rich dialogue and findings from these workshops to support decision-making that ensures every Kansas child has the best start in life.

Join us to better understand the stories of Kansans in your region. Find your area Community Sensemaking Workshop and follow the link to RSVP. Refreshments will be provided!

Upcoming Workshops

Southeast Regional Workshop

Where: Pittsburg (Family Resource Center)
When:  July 19th, 11:30am-1pm


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Southwest Regional Workshop

Where: Garden City (High Plains Public Radio)
When: July 30th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm


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Northwest Regional Workshop

Where: Colby
When: August 1, 2019, 3pm – 5pm


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South Central Regional Workshop

Where: Wichita (KCSL)
When: August 16th, 3pm-5pm


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North Central Regional Workshop

Where: Salina
When: August 26th, Time TBA


Northeast Regional Workshop

Where: Kansas City
When: TBD

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The Governor’s Symposium on Early Childhood

Monday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 8

Wichita, KS
Hyatt Hotel and Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Past Events


Tuesday, June 4
Join Governor Laura Kelly for this important conversation.

Wed, May 1, 5:30–6:30 pm
Memorial Building, Alliance Room
101 South Lincoln

Thurs, May 2, 5:30–6:30 pm
Empress Event Center
7 N. Main St.

Wed, May 8, 5:30–6:30 pm (MDT)
Wolak Building, Topside Room
1006 Center Ave.
Download Community Flyer (pdf)

Mon, May 13, 2:30–3:30 pm & 5:30–6:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express
3821 10th St.
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Thurs, May 9, 10–11 am
Ness County Bank Building Foundation
102 W. Main
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Wed, May 8, 1:00–2:00 pm
Oakley LICC Meeting (Prior to the Community Engagement Session from 1-2pm, please feel free to join the Oakley LICC team for lunch at 11:30, followed by their regularly-scheduled LICC meeting)
Northwest KS Educational Service Center (NKESC)
703 West Second Street
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Wed, May 15, 5:30–6:30 pm
Osborne Senior Center
108 West Main
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Tues, May 7, 5:30–6:30 pm (MDT)
Hamilton County Library
102 W. Ave. C

Questions about the Early Childhood Systems Building Project?

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Funds for this project are provided through the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five 90TP0016-01-00 ($4,482,305) was awarded to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). Click here to view the state’s grant application materials. The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund, the Kansas Department for Children and Families, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are leading this work with KSDE. This information or content and conclusions should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HHS, ACF, or the U.S. Government. Any food or refreshments are not paid for by federal funds.