Strategic Plan

With the input of more than 6,100 Kansans and the needs of our youngest Kansans fresh in our minds, we are mapping our state’s future direction for early childhood. Now it’s time to take what we’ve learned from the 2019 Needs Assessment and turn it into action.

We aim to craft a Strategic Plan that ensures every child thrives.

In February we posted our initial draft goals and strategies online to gather feedback. After the public comment period closed we incorporated your feedback into this next version. Download the current Strategic Plan draft at the link below.

Funds for this project are provided through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 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.