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About KAC

Kansas Action for Children’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy transforms the lives of Kansas kids. The Topeka-based KAC focuses on early education, health care access, and family supports for the more than 707,000 children who call this state home. With support from individuals and private foundations, KAC has worked for more than four decades to make Kansas the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

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28 March 2024 | Early Learning

A Compromise on House Sub. for House Sub. for SB 96

By Emily Barnes | March 28, 2024; Updated April 4, 2024

House Sub. for House Sub. for SB 96, amended by the House of Representatives, showed the power of Kansans’ ability to use their voices and collaborate across the political aisle. Initially set to recklessly deregulate child care and restructure the proposed Office of Early Childhood, it now sets a path in the right direction for the early learning system.

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03 April 2024 | Tax and Budget

Budget Status: 2024 Conference Committee Updates

Alice Fitzgerald | April 1, 2024

Now that the budget has been passed by the House and Senate, what’s next?  

10 April 2024
Tax and Budget

FY 2024 Kansas Revenue Tracker

01 March 2024

KanCare Unwinding Updates

Be a Champion for Kansas Kids

Kansas Action for Children engages, educates, and activates champions for the smallest Kansans. Here’s how you can join our team and make a difference, right now and in the future.


years of KAC putting the children and families of Kansas first.


children call our state home. We owe them a bright future.


Kansas kids live in poverty. We can and must do better.

Areas of work

Every Kansas child — from birth to elementary school— should have access to high-quality early education, access to affordable health care, and support if times get tough. These investments in the early years create a rock-solid foundation for growth and development that lasts a lifetime. And through sensible budget and tax policy, Kansans support kids and families who otherwise would go without. These four areas, separate but tightly linked, are at the center of all that KAC does.

Economic Security

PROVEN PROGRAMS HELP FAMILIES ON THE EDGE. When families are financially secure, their children experience stability and can grow...

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THE EARLIEST YEARS OF A CHILD'S LIFE ARE THE MOST CRUCIAL for developing a strong foundation for later learning...

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HEALTHY KANSAS KIDS AND FAMILIES ARE CRITICAL TO OUR STATE'S FUTURE. Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up...

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State Budget

THE STATE BUDGET IS MORE THAN DOLLARS AND CENTS. It reflects the values of Kansas voters and the lawmakers...

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SENSIBLE TAX POLICY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Children can thrive when their basic needs are met. Through our tax...

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