All in for Kansas Kids
In 2019, more than 6,100 Kansans contributed their early childhood expertise, experiences and challenges to form the All in for Kansas Kids strategic plan. This plan includes seven goal areas:
Family Knowledge and Choice
Private Sector Collaboration
Capacity and Access
Quality and Environment
As a recipient of All in for Kansas Kids Quality Subgrant funding made possible by the Kansas PDG B-5 Grant, CCC is honored and excited to do our part to achieve these goals. For more information on funded CCC projects, visit our Current Projects page. To learn more about the All in for Kansas Kids effort, visit the Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund.
CCC is a founding member of the Douglas County Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative (DCECTC). The vision of the Collaborative is a trauma-informed early childhood community which helps young children, and the adults who care for them, respond to difficult life challenges with positive coping strategies. Collaborative efforts support four preschool programs, serving over 600 young children, in implementing Trauma Smart, a model which has demonstrated effectiveness in building social and emotional skills critical for school readiness. The Collaborative continues to expand this success by providing trauma-informed training for agencies serving young children and their families, as well as, providing Smart Connections, Trauma Smart's parent and caregiver series.
The Collaborative also includes leaders of:
WISE and Rogers InHealth joined forces to develop Compassion Resilience Toolkits to build the capacity of helping professionals, caregivers, and the systems in which they serve. CCC staff was trained in facilitating these toolkits in hopes of building greater compassion resilience in Douglas County and Kansas.
Kansas Health Foundation
In 2019, CCC was award a Kansas Health Foundation Impact Grant to develop "Trauma Aware Today" to increase the awareness of trauma and its effects. This project was the first step in building the ASRI Trauma Series.