Child Care Capacity Accelerator Kansas Children's Cabinet Community Grant Opportunity

Community Development Tools and Training

Get a closer look at our tools and resources that will help you strengthen your community connections and growth.

Experiment with Child Care Aware of Kansas’ child care budgeting tool to develop or support different types of child care businesses in your community.

Child Care Budget Planning Tool

Local child care licensing surveyors are a great resource for exploring licensed child care.

KDHE provides a step-by-step guide on How to Open a Licensed Child Care Facility

The Community Data Dashboard provides ready-to-share, community-specific data on topics ranging from poverty and employment rates to birth rate trends for every community across Kansas.

Child Care Aware of Kansas’ Child Care Data By County provides point-in-time information about the type, cost, and availability of child care in your county.

Kansas Health Matters provides community health-related statistical data, local resources and gives communities the tools they need to read and understand the public health indicators that affect the quality of lives.

The KSDE Data Center provides Kansas Education Reports including information on buildings, personnel, geographic boundaries, children’s nutrition and wellness, and finance.

Child Care Aware of Kansas provides support to build child care capacity in Kansas with pre-planning support, funding, and follow-up support.

Communities in Action Workshops provide opportunities for community teams to:

  • Learn from early childhood experts and other content experts from across Kansas’ early childhood system
  • Receive customized child care supply/demand data
  • Identify and develop short- and long-term goals during structured planning time with an expert community coach
  • Receive a child care capacity toolkit

The Community Engagement & Outreach Team is ready to provide technical expertise, walk you through resources and different funding opportunities available, facilitate community conversations and planning efforts, troubleshoot challenges, or just offer words of encouragement and support.

Reach out to the Community Engagement and Outreach Team to set up a call.

The Community Child Care Support Center houses resources such as child care contacts, local codes & ordinances FAQ, helpful articles, and support for starting a coalition.

Community Spotlight

While every community is unique, many communities are facing similar challenges. Early childhood solutions can be as diverse as the communities themselves. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from each other. Get ideas and inspiration from Kansans working together.

For Additional Guidance

Contact the Child Care Go Team

If you are working on child care solutions in your community and need support, the Go Team can help.

Email the Go Team