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Child Care Aware of Kansas releases 2023 Childcare Supply and Demand report

Child Care Aware of Kansas releases 2023 Childcare Supply and Demand report

Last week, Child Care Aware of Kansas released the 2023 Child Care Supply Demand Report

The report notes: “After several years of declining numbers, the organization was able to report an increase in the total number of child care programs in Kansas. In response to the pandemic and to a general child care shortage, the child care network has been working tirelessly to address gaps in care through technical assistance, funding, and advocacy for children, families, and providers. 

“As a result of these efforts, for the first time in over 5 years, the number of programs has increased to 4,144 programs in 2023 from 4,064 programs in 2022 (including Licensed Family and Group Homes, child care centers, preschools, and Head Start programs).  

“Although the number of providers has increased since 2022, the number of children served has only increased by less than 1%. However, the child care sector is showing promising signs of improvement with a strengthening support system from stakeholders across the state. In this report, we will explore what has been effective so far in addressing the child care crisis and possible avenues of growth in the child care system.” 

Review the 2023 Child Care Supply Demand Report for full findings

Child Care Aware of Kansas is available to provide technical assistance for Kansas communities working to address access to affordable, high-quality child care. They can provide support in establishing and facilitating a community team, planning and getting connected with funding sources for start-up costs. 

Email communitysupport@ks.childcareaware.org to request assistance. 

Posted: Aug 31, 2023,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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