Child care providers in Kansas are struggling to keep their doors open while parents struggle to find affordable, safe, high-quality care, which is why it is important that the Legislature is examining this problem this fall.
The Special Committee on Child Care Centers and Child Care Homes is holding their first meeting next Tuesday, September 26, at the Statehouse in Topeka. In addition to hearing from state agencies about the status of child care in Kansas, the committee is also looking for input from child care providers and advocates.
Access to high-quality child care is necessary for Kansas children and our economy to be able to thrive. It is critically important for working parents of young children to be able to find quality affordable child care because it aids healthy child development and allows them to return to the workforce.
As a statewide health philanthropy, we are excited by the opportunity to partner with the state to support innovative policy solutions to make quality, affordable child care a reality in every Kansas community. A key component of our work is supporting all Kansans to ensure they have the opportunity to thrive. As a foundation that supports all Kansas kids having the opportunity to benefit from the high-quality early learning experiences needed to support healthy brain development, we appreciate the Commitee’s willingness to address the lack of quality, affordable child care in Kansas.Back to All News