Community engagement sessions on early childhood set next week in Syracuse, Oakley, Goodland, Ness City

State officials are holding several meetings next week to seek input from Kansans to address early childhood issues.

The community engagement meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamilton County Library in Syracuse; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Northwest Kansas Educational Services Center in Oakley; 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wolak Building in Goodland and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ness County Bank Building Foundation in Ness City.

The meetings are being held throughout the state for the next several months as part of an effort to develop a comprehensive assessment of what is needed for early childhood in Kansas and plan a strategy to meet those needs.

The one-hour sessions will focus on what is happening in the community to support parents, caregivers, infants, toddlers, young children and families. The events are open to anyone interested in the future of Kansas children and families.

The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund, Kansas Department for Children and Families, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas State Department of Education are partnering to carry out the plan. For more information, please visit kschildrenscabinet.org/early-childhood.

More meetings in May are as follows:

May 13 – Great Bend
May 15 – Osborne
May 21 – Junction City
May 21 – Overland Park
May 22 – Concordia
May 23 – Marysville

 

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