Kansas Child Care Capacity Accelerator

Available funding for construction, operations, and sustainability solutions

In a special meeting on June 23rd, the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund approved $43,593,294 in grant funding awards to 52 Kansas organizations and partnerships.

The Accelerator will support community-based teams—including early childhood providers and champions, employers, and economic development leaders—in their efforts to create affordable and accessible child care seats in their communities.

Child Care Capacity Accelerator Grantees

Kansas map of grantees listed in accordions

Abilene Child Care Learning Center

Cloud County Community College – Children’s Learning Center

Herington Community Child Care Center

Salina Area United Way

Solomon Early Learning Center

Advancing Barton County Children, Inc.

Alford Kids Academy

Branches Nurture Center

Bethany Lutheran Early Childcare Center

Early Childhood Impact Center

Flint Hills Child Care Coalition

Hillsboro Community Child Care Center

Kids World Child Care Learning Center

Littles Early Learning – E9 Properties

McPherson County Child Care Task Force

Mindful Minis

Reno County Collaboration – CrossAlign Consulting

South YMCA Learning Center

Tri County Child Care Coalition

USD 331 Daycare Center

Walnut Valley Learning Center – Creekstone Farms Premium Beef

The Grove Child Care Center

Phillipsburg Child Care Center

Rainbow Academy, LLC 

Rawlins County Economic Development

Sheridan County Community Foundation

USD270 – Little Nests

USD 294 – Decatur County Child Care Coalition

Garden Academy Early Learning Center – Finney County Child Care and Early Learning Network

Grow & Learn Child Care Center

Jays Nest Day Care

LIFT Minneola

Bright Beginnings Child Care Center

Children’s Treehouse Learning Center

Community Children’s Center

Delightful Village & Delight Ahead

Doniphan Darlings, Inc.

Great Adventures LLC

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation

The Heritage Home

Hilltop Child Development Center, Inc.

Hope Chapel Legends

The Kids Place – Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc.

KidZone Learning Center of Overland Park, Inc.

The Learning Experience Blue Valley

Little Learners Early Childhood Center – Early Childhood Consultants

Open Minds Child Development Center, LLC

Outlook Academy

Parkwood Day School Eudora

Parkwood Day School of KCK

Raising Wildflowers

Shawnee County Collaboration – Greater Topeka Partnership

Success by Six

USD 491 Eudora

USD 367 and United Way of Miami County

Coffeyville Area Child Care Coalition

Emporia Area Chamber Foundation

Erie Community Child Care

Family Resource Center

Grow at Eden LLC

The Growing Place – Humboldt Daycare & Preschool, Inc.

Sonshine Childcare

SugarCreek Child Care Center

The Tree House Early Education Foundation

USD 252

USD 461 Neodesha Early Learning Center

West Elk Early Child Center

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Child Care Capacity Accelerator Grant Resources

Check out the Community Development Tools and Training, which provides ready-to-share, community-specific data on topics ranging from poverty and employment rates to birth rate trends for every community across Kansas.

Visit the CommonApp to view your profile and submission.

  • Letter of Interest due February 20, 2023
  • RFP released and Kansas CommonApp portal opens March 10, 2023
  • Technical Assistance Webinars March-April 2023
  • Application deadline 5:00 p.m. CST (electronic submissions only) Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Application Review Period May 16-June 9, 2023
  • KCCTF Board Approval Late June 2023 (meeting date TBD)
  • Grantee Notification Following Cabinet Board Approval
  • Grant Year Begins approximately July 1, 2023

Up to 12 communities will be selected to pilot innovative strategies based on the needs of the local community and have both the interest and capacity to participate in an Innovation Cohort to document and share lessons learned with other communities.

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