Innovative Approaches


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Building strong tomorrows

At CPPR, we seek out new and creative solutions that support communities as they build strong tomorrows for families and create the future we all want to see.

Futures Thinking

When it comes to the welfare of children, youth, and families, we are not content with the status quo. Our work has us imagining the possibilities and recognizing our power to drive the future we want. We imagine a world where everyone has what they need to thrive, and we are constantly scanning for innovative ways to build the tomorrow we want to see.

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Data Visualization

Our data scientists and designers work hand in hand to transform complex ideas and unwieldy data into visualizations, reports, and tools that direct service providers, community members, and leaders can use to understand where they are, and where they can go in order to achieve their goals.

Transforming data into engaging visualizations

Graphic Recording

At events or meetings, our graphic recorder uses visual language – hand-drawn images artfully combined with key words and phrases – to capture in real time the major themes, big ideas, and goals shared during a gathering. The completed mural is an engaging chronicle of the work that helps people make connections, solve problems, and lead.

Graphic Recording from Governor Kelly's session at the 2019 Governor's Symposium

Strategic Thinking, Communications, and Design

The work of creating social change is complex. We offer services to help our partners clarify the multifaceted issues they face—translating complex ideas into accessible forms. Our team of graphic designers, videographers, artists, and strategic communicators can create tools, from websites to reports, that help promote understanding and inform decision making.

The Children's Cabinet Annual Report

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The Latest at CPPR

December 2021 map showing that 37% of Kansans live in a child care desert.

Using data as a collaborative tool for the child care crisis in Kansas

CPPR collaborated with the Institute for Policy and Social Research and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to create the Child Care Desert Map to show the disparity between child care need and access.
McNair Scholar Alexis Tibbits with a featured quote from the article

The McNair Scholar experience at CPPR

McNair Scholar Alexis Tibbits gains field experience with CPPR’s Applied Research Team
Child care provider sitting at table with 3 children playing with blocks

The Impact of Child Care Provider Services

CPPR was happy to be a partner in Child Care Aware of America’s Provider Appreciation Day campaign for 2022.
FREE Social-Emotional Development Screening Available

FREE Social-Emotional Development Screening Available in Kansas

CPPR’s Erica Figueroa played a vital role in bringing the free Statewide Kansas Ages and Stages Questionnaire® (ASQ) Online subscription to providers in Kansas. ASQ Online offers providers an online subscription free of charge and reduced price on screening kits.