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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our email addresses are changing! If you are having trouble contacting us, please email info@ks.childcareaware.org.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Welcoming the Community into Your Child Care Program
Welcoming the Community into Your Child Care Program

By Jillian Hoefer, Director, Wichita State University Child Development Center. Article originally published in the Winter 2022 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine.   Welcoming the Community into Your Child Care Program As child care providers, we have responsibilities beyond taking

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Design Thinking For & With Children

By Mark Logan, Founder & Chief Collaborator, idealect. Article originally published in the Winter 2021 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine.  Innovation teams in corporate settings frequently attempt to conjure up the energy and unrestrained creativity of childhood. Using problem-solving

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An Opportunity to Equitably Fund Child Care

By MK Falgout, Research Assistant for Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress. Article originally published in the Fall 2021 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. For decades, America’s child care system quite simply has not worked. Families struggle to afford quality child care,

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Elevating Provider Voices

By Berni Howe, Lead Training and Technical Assistant Specialist, KCCTO and Tara Glanton, Training and Technical Assistant Specialist, KCCTO. Article originally published in the Winter 2021 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. Elevating Provider Voices 2020 has been robust, with quick shifts

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Kansas Child Magazine

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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