Early Learning Advocacy Day at the Capitol

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KHSA is hosting an Early Learning Advocacy Day at the Capitol  on March 28, 2018.

This is an opportunity for Head Start parents and Early Learning Champions to share their stories and interests with Kansa policy makers.

Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location: State Capitol Visitor Center Classroom

Lunch will be provided. Max of 40 attendees

We are working with a team of parents to devise the agenda for the morning.

**You are responsible for scheduling your visits with your senators and representatives. Please schedle your visits ahead of March 28.**

9:00 - 11:00 Preparation Workshop - advocacy prep and issue updates

11:00 - 2:00 Visits with your Representative and Senator - PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR VISITS AHEAD OF TIME

2:00 Report back to Classroom with the results from your visits

Child Care Aware of Kansas Texting Program

A new resource from Child Care Aware of Kansas. Note that there are different signups for parents/families and for child care providers.

Direct links for the new texting-program resource from Child Care Aware of Kansas.

The KSKIDS Parent Enrollment page is: http://www.ks.childcareaware.org/fill-form-enroll-texting-program-receive-parenting-information-fingertips/

The CCAKS Provider Enrollment page is: http://www.ks.childcareaware.org/fill-form-enroll-texting-program-receive-early-childhood-information-fingertips/

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Update On CHIP

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In one of the final acts of 2017, the Senate approved a short-term spending measure Thursday night to keep federal agencies operating through January 19, 2018, avoiding a government shutdown ahead of a December 22 deadline.

Along with funding the government for nearly a month, the bill also extends funding for CHIP through March 2018.  The Senate's vote comes hours after the House also approved the deal.

States can’t rely on limited patchwork funding, and families shouldn't have to worry that their children will be unprotected month to month. 

Please contact your Senators and Representative and urge them to adopt a long-term solution and re-authorize CHIP funding for five years. 

For more, see: