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
Herington Community Child Care Center
Solomon Early Learning Center
Abilene Child Care Learning Center
Salina Area United Way
Cloud County Community College – Children’s Learning Center
Littles Early Learning – E9 Properties
Reno County Collaboration – CrossAlign Consulting
Advancing Barton County Children, Inc.
Walnut Valley Learning Center – Creekstone Farms Premium Beef
Branches Nurture Center
Flint Hills Child Care Coalition
Kids World Child Care Learning Center
USD 331 Daycare Center
McPherson County Child Care Task Force
South YMCA Learning Center
Hillsboro Community Child Care Center
Tri County Child Care Coalition
Early Childhood Impact Center
USD270 – Little Nests
Sheridan County Community Foundation
USD 294 – Decatur County Child Care Coalition
Rawlins County Economic Development
Phillipsburg Child Care Center
The Grove Child Care Center
Grow & Learn Child Care Center
Jays Nest Day Care
Garden Academy Early Learning Center – Finney County Child Care and Early Learning Network
The Learning Experience Blue Valley
Hilltop Child Development Center, Inc.
The Kids Place – Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc.
Hope Chapel Legends
Shawnee County Collaboration – Greater Topeka Partnership
Little Learners Early Childhood Center – Early Childhood Consultants
Children’s Treehouse Learning Center
Doniphan Darlings, Inc.
Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
Bright Beginnings Child Care Center
Delightful Village & Delight Ahead
Community Children’s Center
Success by Six
USD 367 and United Way of Miami County
Coffeyville Area Child Care Coalition
Erie Community Child Care
The Growing Place – Humboldt Daycare & Preschool, Inc.
West Elk Early Child Center
Family Resource Center
Grow at Eden LLC
The Tree House Early Education Foundation
SugarCreek Child Care Center
USD 461 Neodesha Early Learning Center
Child Care Capacity Accelerator Grant Resources
- 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.
Technical Assistance Webinars
Watch the February Kansas Children’s Cabinet meeting to learn more about the Child Care Capacity Accelerator