Child Care Search

Looking for child care? Your search begins here. Child Care Aware of Kansas can provide you with a customized list of child care providers in your area.


Training Calendar

Child Care Aware of Kansas offers many training courses and classes for daycare providers across the state. Access the online calendar from the button below.


Point In Time Data

Real-time child care supply demand data facts sheets that provide a two-page overview of the child care landscape in Kansas counties.


Child Care Grants

Learn about child care grants available through Child Care Aware of Kansas, in partnership with Kansas Department for Children and Families.

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Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions that you will make for your child. Our statewide network of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&Rs) agencies work together to connect families across Kansas to child care in their area.


Starting a business can be a lot to take on and you may be unsure where to start. We’ve taken some of the guesswork out of it for you and have free resources and information to help you on your journey to opening your child care business.


Child care is essential to a thriving Kansas economy. Employers rely on child care in order to attract and retain a productive workforce that builds the Kansas economy. Parents need child care in order to work and provide for their families.


Child Care Aware® of Kansas strives to ensure that families have access to affordable, high-quality child care. We lead projects, support trainings, and advocate for positive changes that impact the lives of children and families.

Child Care Updates

Data is the Future

By Teri Garstka, Associate Director, KU Center for Public Partnerships for the Spring 2021 Issue of Kansas Child magazine. It’s an exciting time to be a data enthusiast in Kansas!   We all want Kansas to be the best state for families to raise a child. To get there, we need

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grandparent and child garden
Grandparents Adventures

By Samantha Sulsar, Coordinator, Child Care Aware of Kansas I can’t help but smile every time I open the silverware drawer.  The spoons and forks that rattle and clank when the drawer is pulled open are far more than just simple utensils used for boring everyday tasks, these spoons are

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10 Reasons to Become an Early Childhood Education Professional

By Michelle Gilbert, Early Care & Education Specialist, Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas Across the nation, conversations are taking place about the shortage of qualified early childhood professionals. In Kansas, the topic of workforce development comes up at virtually any meeting

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A Beautiful Career: What Family Child Care Can Do

By Emily Barnes, Owner/Manager, Barnes Child Care, for the Spring 2021 Issue of Kansas Child magazine. After my second child, postpartum anxiety started interfering with my ability to work. Thoughts swirled around my head: What would happen if I stepped away from my job to take care of

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Kansas Child Magazine


Kansas Child magazine is intended to provide a forum for the discussion of child care and early education issues and ideas. We hope to provoke thoughtful discussions within the field and to help those outside the field gain a better understanding of priorities and concerns.


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Child Care Providers: Text CCAKS to 59925 Parents/Families: Text KSKIDS to 59925