Dollar Per Child

What is Kansas Dollar Per Child?

Every child gets one chance to grow up well.

  • The early years of a child’s life strongly influence ability, behavior and achievement in life. 
  • Exposure to poverty increases the risk of poor development and achievement.
  • In 2014-2015, there were 40,121 Kansas children under age five in poverty.  2015 Fact Sheet

Quality early care and education programs such as Head Start, Parents As Teachers and high quality child care improve the chances a child will do well.

Kansas children need a voice

  • Federal and State policy makers need to understand the positive impact of quality early education programs in a child’s life. 
  • Head Start and Early Head Start partners with other early childhood and home visiting programs to give kids a chance to develop well into healthy and productive adults.

What Do Dollar Per Child Dollars Do?

  • Support children through advocacy:

    • Parents of Head Start children learn to tell their story effectively
    • Parents travel to Washington D.C. to meet face to face with their Congressional Delegates
    • Parents develop positive relationships with state and local decision makers
  • Educate today’s policy makers through

    • 1:1 communication
    • Social media campaigns
    • Testimony on key topics
    • Media
    • Newsletters
Donations work at the state and national level through KHSA and NHSA.

How Can I Make A Difference?  DONATE NOW 

What else can I do?

  • Set up a payroll deduction for DPC
  • Organize a local fundraiser
  • Do something fun - Have a DPC birthday or anniversary party – ask friends/family to donate to DPC
  • Download the Dollar Per Child toolkit for more ideas and information