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Dec 11, 2023

Child Care Aware of Kansas reports a lack of educators is one of the primary barriers to filling childhood care openings in Kansas. As part of a grant-funded project, Kansas State University is working to rebuild the state’s early childhood care and education work force. Associate dean for academic and faculty affairs in K-State’s Department of Applied Sciences, Bronwyn Fees, is the principal investigator for Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, which received more than $5 million in initial funding for a collaborative project involving K-State. The project will implement a career pathway for those currently in the early childhood care and education field – or those thinking about it. Fees and K-State Research and Extension child development specialist, Bradford Wiles, discuss the project and Extension’s role in the project.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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