2021 Kindergarten Readiness Quality Subgrants recipients close the gap for local communities seeking comprehensive and strategic support for Pre-K children. Improving the rates of kindergarten readiness requires coordinated and accessible services and opportunities that empower and engage community members.
The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s Rural Discovery Play Space Project used a collaborative and community-based approach to construct an educational play area in Marysville, Kansas.
On January 21, groups from the Kansas Early Childhood Governance System presented highlights including progress to date, goals for 2022, and discuss opportunities to work together to accomplish the goals of the All in for Kansas Kids Strategic Plan.
Beginning this school year, the Kansas State Department of Education has started funding three-year-old at-risk preschool students who are enrolled in approved programs through their school districts. Cabinet Member, Monica Murnan, describes this change as “a big, big...
Connecting rural families to early care and literary services begins with supporting community involvement
The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center’s (KMLC) Grow Lead Read Project recruits and supports early childhood committees from local communities to promote resources and opportunities in early literacy and education. According to the Economic Innovation Group’s Distressed...
Conscious Discipline approach equips parents and educators with tools, strategies, and skills to better manage emotions and support student success According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates of depression and anxiety in children ages 3 through...
This grant opportunity is to provide early childhood services for Kansas children and families ages birth to kindergarten entry, as well as services for prenatal and family supports.
The Kansas Imagination Library is expanding. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library inspires a love of reading by gifting books to children. See if there is a program in your area & check back as we expand.
What’s new for Kansas children and families? Find out on our new All In For Kansas Kids Progress and Bright Spots page! We’ll share major milestones, new initiatives, and more as part of our needs assessment and strategic plan work.
The pandemic significantly impacted Kansas children and families, the early childhood care and education workforce, and the broader early childhood system. Despite challenges, partners furthered strategic plan goals.
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund awarded $102,750 in grants for Community Action Labs to address urgent and emerging needs of Kansas families. Recently, 41 Action Lab applications were received, and 21 projects were funded. Applicants included nonprofit...
More than $256,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 13 All in for Kansas Kids Quality Subgrants to support Kindergarten Readiness.
Child Start, Inc. recognized an opportunity to work with providers to learn how to understand and use Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) results with families as part of early intervention to determine the child’s needs and match them with available supports.
Our commitment to 1,000 days of transformational change.
Transforming child care experiences in Ellsworth
A national and state partnership for a system of child well-being Kansas has been selected for Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being – Round Two, which will support the state’s ongoing work to transform the child welfare system into...
In spring of 2020, a child care facility in southeast Topeka closed after nearly 30 years due to COVID-19.
It has been a trying year, but as Master Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try”
Insights on how to help support children and families as we all navigate life in the wake of COVID-19
Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) COVID-19 Response Child Care Facilities Virtual Home Visiting Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) COVID-19 Response Apply for Benefits Hero Relief Program Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE)...
Support in times of need Everyone needs help sometimes–in these times especially. And it’s ok to ask. These resources are meant to help families know where to turn for help with food, shelter, care, and other basic needs. 1-800-CHILDREN United Way 2-1-1 Search for...
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Melissa Rooker, executive director of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet & Trust Fund, has received the Distinguished Public Service Award for her efforts to build a stronger community and policies that make a positive impact on youth.
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Children’s Cabinet strives to magnify early childhood safety net
Governor Laura Kelly directs Children’s Cabinet to seek innovation and collaboration…
Forty-six states/territories have been funded to conduct a comprehensive statewide birth through five needs assessment followed by in-depth strategic planning, while enhancing parent choice and expanding the current mixed delivery system.