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Child care providers deserve support. We’re here to answer your questions, respond to your needs, and help you make improvements — large and small — to support the health, safety, and well-being of the kids in your care.
Our Child Care Health Consultants offer one-on-one coaching and planning sessions to potentially licensed or currently licensed providers in Kansas — wherever and whenever you need it.
You’ve found the business partner you’ve always wanted. Whether you need answers to a few questions, support making small changes, or a plan for a long-term project, your Child Care Health Consultant is here to help.
By stepping up the quality of your child care, more parents will send their kids your way — and recommend your business to their friends and family.
We know you’re doing your very best working hard for the kids in your care. But there’s never enough time in the day to finish everything you want to. We can shorten your to-do list — by helping you streamline your routine and work more efficiently.
You can spend as little or as much time as you want working with your consultant, with no minimum timeline requirements. We’ll never force you to meet specific goals or make changes you don’t want to.
When you join the Child Care Health Consultation Network, you can expect to:
Your Child Care Health Consultant is here to help all program types. From in-home child care to child care centers large and small! Our Nurse Consultant, Emergency Preparedness Consultant, and Health Equity Consultant are also available to provide additional support.
Learn more about how we can support you with teaching kids about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and promoting a place of belonging for children, families, and staff.
Many people, including educators, are becoming more aware of the impact of implicit bias in early childhood. These biases limit children’s opportunities to reach their full potential, and their learning is negatively impacted. Without addressing these biases, high-quality early childhood education isn’t possible.
Your gift is a powerful investment in ensuring Kansas has access to high-quality child care for generations to come.
Providers at a large child care center and a small group home, both with decades of experience, explain what they gained from the Child Care Health Consultation service.
Focused on promoting health, safety, and wellness in child care environments, the Child Care Health Consultant Network is a service offering one-on-one coaching and planning sessions to Kansas providers.
Any potentially licensed or currently licensed child care provider in the state of Kansas can join the network, whatever their experience level. We can offer support to everyone — from providers just launching their careers to professionals who’ve been working in the field for decades.
Nothing. The service is provided at no cost to you.
The Child Care Health Consultation Network is provided by Child Care Aware of Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
As much or as little as you want. There are no specific requirements you need to fulfill.
You can request as much or as little support as you want, schedule meetings around your schedule, set your own timeframe for getting things done. Plus, you can drop out at any time — without consequences — if life gets too hectic.
Our highly trained and experienced Child Care Health Consultants have worked in the child care sector for decades, and many have served as providers themselves. They are experts in the latest early care and education research and best practices. Rather than offering rigid recommendations, they help you improve your care in ways that best fit your individual needs, particular strengths, and unique child care environment.
Your Child Care Health Consultant can advise you on effective health, safety, and wellness business practices. By stepping up the quality of your care, more parents will send their kids your way — and recommend your business to their friends and family. Plus, you can market yourself to families as a provider who uses research-based best practices for the safety, health, and well-being of their children.
Yes, a Spanish speaking consultant is available. Materials and resources are also available in Spanish. If another language is needed, we can contact another partner agency for additional services.
Support is provided by highly trained and experienced Child Care Health Consultants, many of whom have worked in the child care sector for decades and have served as providers themselves.
This project is supported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment with funding from the Kansas Department for Children and Families Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) supplemental funds allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).
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