Strong advocates know how to play defense, and that could not be more clear than in Kansas, where our allies in 2019 helped stop a tax policy change that would have reduced state revenues by half a billion dollars over the course of the next three years. 

State Allies:

Kansas - State Early Childhood Policy
Kansas Action for Children • Topeka, KS
Top Priorities for 2020

Make changes to eligibility, work requirements, and cross-programmatic consequences for family support programs to improve access for families

Conduct a multi-layer statewide tour to engage local stakeholders

Increase access to child care assistance programs

In addition to protecting crucial tax revenue, allies in Kansas are leading the way when it comes to securing additional resources for early childhood programs and services.

  • $15 million to support Kansas’s Child Care Assistance Subsidy Program.
  • $1.2 million for the Children’s Initiatives Fund, an endowment for investments in early education.
  • 42 additional caseworkers to address the growing needs of foster care administration.
  • $6 million for the Family First Prevention Services Act, allowing flexibility for the state to fund prevention services that keep families intact and kids out of foster care.

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Kansas early childhood state policy.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice

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