The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is preparing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan for 2019 – 2021. This fund provides financial assistance to low-income families who are working or participating in education and training with help paying for child care, and to improving the quality of care for all children. The plan outlines how the CCDF program will be administered by DCF.

DCF is also requesting public comment on the Child Care Market Analysis. As a part of the CCDF State Plan, this report is completed at a minimum of every three years and provides important information to the State on rates and other costs of providing child care services. Comments specific to the Child Care Market Analysis report are also requested by DCF.   

 DCF will host a public meeting to solicit stakeholder input on the CCDF Plan. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, June 6, at the DCF Administration Building located at 555 S. Kansas Ave., in Topeka. Individuals unable to travel to Topeka can participate via Adobe Connect and/or teleconference. For information regarding registration and to review or download a copy of the draft plan, please visit the DCF website. 

Comments regarding the CCDF State Plan and/or the Child Care Market Analysis may be submitted by mail to DCF, 555 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS  66603, Attention: Judy Golden or via email to ccdfstateplan@ks.gov. Please identify in the subject line: “CCDF State Plan”. Comments will be accepted through Monday, June 11, 2018.

Anyone requiring special accommodations, including a sign language interpreter, should notify Judy Golden at judy.golden@ks.gov, or by calling 785-368-6447, no later than May 30, 2018.