By Regan Porter
August 31, 2015
Kansas Action for Children is sparking discussion over federal help in funding child care.
The group invited child care stakeholders from across the state to this meeting at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to talk over the upcoming re-authorization of the child care and development block grant.
KAC wanted to hear what changes child care systemsmight have to make, in order to meet the requirements of the law in 2016.
The last time re-authorization took place was in 1996… And organizers wanted to ensure their voices are heard.
“It’s a rare opportunity with re-authorization and we want to make sure we make the most of it. So it’s about making sure that we get input and have a robust dialogue among all of the stakeholders in the decisions that need to be made in the months to come,” said Shannon Cotsoradis, President and CEO of Kansas Action for Children.
Cotsoradis said KAC plans to use today’s discussions to advocate for any needed changes.