Since 1967 the Kansas Migrant Education Program (MEP) has been working to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. To achieve this, the MEP supports educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves. As part of the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas MEP is federally funded under Title I, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Children who qualify for the program are identified and recruited by local agencies throughout the state, and the local projects are responsible for providing services to children enrolled in the program.
The goal of the Kansas Center for the Book is to foster more literary activity throughout the state and to increase the awareness of books and reading with a Kansas flair. Projects of the Center are planned and implemented to promote Kansas authors, Kansas books, Kansas publishers, publishing and booksellers, and reading throughout the state.
KCFB is a State Library of Kansas program. We encourage visitors to use our website to share comments, suggestions, and observations with us.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation's leading community-based organization helping young people stay in school and prepare for life. With so many young people struggling in our public schools today, CIS understands that schools alone cannot solve the complex and diverse problems faced by today's students. We utilize the power of public and private partnerships and resources to serve students, schools, and communities.
Child Care Aware of Kansas is a statewide network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (R & R's) covering all of the 105 counties in Kansas. Child Care Aware of Kansas is funded by Kansas Social and Rehabilitative Services (SRS). There are fifteen Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in the state of Kansas. The Child Care Aware of Kansas office is located in Salina, Ks. The goal of Child Care Aware of Kansas is to make greater investments in kids a topic of debate in elections at all levels. At a time when the country is facing growing budgets deficits and the impending retirement of the Baby Boom generation that will strain the Social Security and Medicare, there is no better investment to ensure the nation's long-term economic health than investing in children.
The Kansas Enrichment Network is building and expanding school-linked, school-based programs to enhance learning opportunities for students and is providing technical assistance to new and established programs. Agencies and organizations in Kansas that have experience with and an interest in out-of-school time projects-both community and faith-based projects-are mobilizing in a colaborative effort toward this end.
The Network envisions a state where all children and youth can participate in safe, high quality, affordable out-of-school time activities that keep kids safe, provide academic assistance, and help working families.