The University of Kansas is partnering with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to collect stories about early childhood development as part of a statewide assessment of the Infant Toddler Services (tiny-k) system. Using an innovative story-collecting method known as Sensemaker, KU is asking parents and families, providers, and other interested parties to share stories about times they were encouraged or concerned about the development of a child they were close to, or cared for. Sensemaker uses narratives to identify top concerns, understand opportunities for synergy, and help inform ways to improve the system.  Anyone can contribute one (or more) stories at the following links: www.bit.ly/PartCAssess (English)  www.bit.ly/PartCes (Spanish)