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!
2019 Child Care Supply Demand Report
The 2019 Child Care Supply Demand Report is now available!
The 2019 Child Care Supply Demand Report-Exploring The Infant Toddler Gap builds on the two previous reports, 2017 Child Care Supply Demand Report-Child Care Availability in Kansas and 2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report-The Landscape of Child Care in Kansas, to continue to examine the shortfall of available child care openings.
2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report
The 2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report and 2018 Child Care Supply Demand Action Plan are now available!
The 2018 Child Care Supply Demand Report: The Landscape of Child Care in Kansas takes a closer look at factors that impact the supply and demand of child care in Kansas. In addition, an Action Plan has been created as a guide for communities as they investigate child care needs in their area.
2017 Child Care Supply Demand Report
CLICK HERE for child care supply and demand data specific to each county.
Who Cares for Kansas Children? Early Education Workforce Study
2015 County Child Care Profiles