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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

How to Pay Yourself First – Money Management for Family Child Care Providers

By Tom Copeland, Trainer, Author and Advocate for Family Child Care Originally published in the Spring 2021 issue of Kansas Child Magazine. Most family child care providers know they should be saving more money for their retirement. At the end of the month, though, there is usually

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No Better Time: Systems Thinking for All

By: Tracy Benson, President, Waters Center for Systems Thinking Originally published in the Winter 2021 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine A System Is a Collection of Related Parts Having recently been absent, Marisa enthusiastically returned to school. Her teacher, Ms. Vicky, as she did with

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Supporting Healthy Brain Development in Children through Nutrition

BY Karen Seymour, RD, LD, Kansas State Department of Education Originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of Kansas Child Magazine. Nutrition is an important factor that can affect the growth and development of the brain and ultimately influence information processing and learning in

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Supporting Family Choice

A Message from Child Care Aware of Kansas Selecting a child care provider is an important decision for a family to make, and it’s often a stressful one, no matter the family’s situation. The good news is that Child Care Aware of Kansas offers a free resource for families to help them

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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