Kansas employers need child care in order to attract and retain a productive workforce that builds the Kansas economy. Parents need child care in order to work and provide for their families. Child care employs over 15,000 individuals and is more than a half billion dollar industry in Kansas.
Kansas employers need quality child care so that employees are productive at work. Child care is part of the economic infrastructure that supports local employers. When parents have the security of knowing their children are well cared for, they are more productive at work.
Children need quality child care in order to succeed in school and life. By the time a child turns 4, the necessary foundations for personal responsibility, conscience and compassion for others have been established. Research strongly indicates that the foundation for a child’s later success in school and life is based on the early learning.
High-quality child care providers nurture, educate and prepare our future leaders!
Click on the following links for more information about the child care field:
Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study
2015 Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study.
2015 County Child Care Profiles
2010 Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study.
2010 Regional Child Care Profiles
Child Care Aware® of Northwest Kansas 2010 Profile
Child Care Aware® of Northeast & North Central Kansas 2010 Profile
Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas 2010 Profile
Child Care Aware® of Southwest Kansas 2010 Profile
Child Care Aware® of South Central Kansas 2010 Profile
Child Care Aware® of Southeast Kansas 2010 Profile
2010 County Child Care Profiles
Data Notes and Methodology