Links to Quality will improve care for

All Kansas Families

The mission of Links to Quality is to give all Kansas families increased access to quality child care. Links to Quality will provide a statewide network of resources with the two-part goal of supporting child care providers in order to improve quality of care, and to empower families to make informed decisions about child care.

Currently, Links to Quality is in its pilot program phase, during which the system will be tested in five cluster areas across Kansas. The cluster areas were chosen based on a variety of factors, including high rates of poverty, unemployment, and out-of-home placements.

Links to Quality is selecting early childhood education programs to become participants in the pilot program, which launches in 2018.

Kelly Meigs, QRIS Program Manager

For more information, email DCF.LinkstoQuality@ks.gov.

Links to Quality will help

Providers

  • Improve the overall quality of care they deliver to the children and families they serve
  • Gain access to resources that will help them achieve their quality goals
  • Strengthen their programs through peer learning and support opportunities

Links to Quality will help

FAMILIES

  • Better understand the importance of receiving high-quality early childhood education for their children
  • Get the assistance they need to make well-informed decisions about quality child care
  • Identify high-quality programs for their children