Fully Fund Early Childhood Programs

The Kansas economy depends on the health and well-being of the next generation. That’s why, in 1999, Kansas legislators made a commitment to our state’s future prosperity by establishing the Kansas Endowment for Youth (KEY) Fund and the Children’s Initiatives Fund (CIF). Lawmakers dedicated CIF dollars to children’s programs — like the Kansas Preschool Program, tiny-K, and Parents as Teachers — to make a difference in the lives of our youngest citizens.

Why the CIF matters:
• It provides a stable funding structure for children’s programs.
• It is the gold standard for efficiency and accountability in state government.

Click here to read KAC’s “Lost Opportunities for Kansas Kids” policy brief.
Click here to read KAC’s “Keeping the Promise to Kansas Kids” policy brief.
Click here to view an infographic about the KEY Fund.
Click here to learn more about our initiative to Save The CIF.