Strategic Plan

Aspirations for the Planning Process

We’ve listened, we identified needs, and now we are doing the work of building a comprehensive and sustainable plan to meet those needs. The first three aspirations below focus on children and families. The next four aspirations speak to the foundations of our work going forward.

Kansas kids and families are stronger when their basic needs are met.
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Kansas kids and families thrive when they have equitable access to comprehensive health and developmental services.
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Kansas kids are prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond when their families have equitable access to quality care and early learning environments.
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Kansas will lead the way in developing, supporting, and valuing early childhood professionals.
Kansas will empower and equip communities to create the best environments to raise a child.
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Kansas will align the early childhood care and education system for maximum impact.
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Kansas will champion innovation and create opportunities to invest in the future of Kansas kids.
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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.