Children’s Cabinet Spotlight

Progress and Updates

Progress and Updates

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.

Year One Reflection

Year One Reflection

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.

New screening process

New screening process

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.

Thriving Families, Safer Children

Thriving Families, Safer Children

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...

Lemonade from COVID Lemons

Lemonade from COVID Lemons

In spring of 2020, a child care facility in southeast Topeka closed after nearly 30 years due to COVID-19.

This is the Way

This is the Way

It has been a trying year, but as Master Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try”

A Pandemic-Formed Future

A Pandemic-Formed Future

Insights on how to help support children and families as we all navigate life in the wake of COVID-19

Help for Providers

Help for Providers

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)...

Help for Families

Help for Families

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...

United Community Services honors Melissa Rooker

United Community Services honors Melissa Rooker

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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