Kansas COVID Impact On Child Care

Report notes the COVID-19 impact on Child Care in Kansas

TOPEKA – The 2021 Child Care Supply Demand Report is available. The report, created in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and Child Care Aware of Kansas, is focused on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on child care in the state.

“We deeply appreciate the work of Child Care Aware of Kansas collecting data for the report,” said DCF Secretary Laura Howard. “The report will be a valuable tool moving forward in our efforts to strengthen child care in Kansas.”

“This report highlights the challenges facing not only families and child care providers, but Kansas’ economy in general,” said Kelly Davydov, Executive Director of Child Care Aware of Kansas. “Dependable, high-quality early care and education is a basic requirement that all working families need.

“This report represents a critical first step in finding possible solutions for the child care system. ‘Know Better, Do Better’ is not only the title of the report, but also a moto we can all follow when tackling these challenges,” Davydov continued.

The complete report can be found at www.ks.childcareaware.org.

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