Gov. Kelly visited Emporia to highlight improvements in lifelong care in the state

Emporia, KANSAS – According to the statement, Governor Kelly joined Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, and leaders from the Emporia Unified School District 253 to celebrate the grand opening of the Jones Early Childhood Development Center, a new early learning center, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour.

The Center is the district’s flagship facility to support the community’s youngest learners. It was funded through a $78 million bond that district voters approved in November of 2019, officials said.

Governor Kelly also visited Sunflower Care Homes, a new facility for senior citizens in Emporia that opened its doors on Monday, June 20.  

The facility is taking an innovative approach to elder care: It will encourage multi-generational community by having a daycare facility onsite for the children of staff and local residents.

Governor Laura Kelly released the following statement:

“We are focused on ensuring Kansans of all ages have the support and resources they need to have happy, full lives. Both the early childhood development center and senior care facility I visited today are proof that communities like Emporia are making strides in how they care for Kansans at all stages of life.”