Family Support Center

Find Child Care That Meets Your Needs

Being a parent is hard enough. You shouldn’t have to worry about finding the right kind of care for your child while you work, go to school, or pursue your goals. We help you find the best child care options for your family, because we know just how important this decision is to you.

Ideas & Solutions for Families

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Starting Your Child Care Search

Don’t spend hours searching for child care. Child Care Aware of Kansas is connected to nearly every licensed child care provider in the state. Our team of experts can help you sort through options to find care that meets your family’s budget and needs, as well as access resources that support your child’s healthy development. Our services are free and provided by experienced professionals in the early care and learning field. 

It’s easier than you think! Here’s how:

Call 1-877-678-2548 to speak with a Resource Center Specialists about your unique needs and preferences.

Explore a list of providers with openings in your area through our online database

Learn about the process finding quality child care

Resource Center Specialists

Our Resource Center Specialists can answer your questions and help you navigate the process of finding child care. After a brief conversation, you’ll receive:

  • A customized list of licensed providers in your area
  • Information to help you make the best decisions for your family
  • A follow-up call after two weeks to confirm that you found a child care provider
Tell us what you need

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? We know that better child care options are needed. That’s why we work with leaders in Kansas to implement new solutions. We’d love to hear your ideas for what you’d like to see for child care, so we can advocate for what you need.

Family Resources

Our early care and learning experts have gathered resources that can help you give your child the best start in life. 

Manage Child Care Costs

Child care can be one of the biggest expenses in a family’s budget. Find tips for how to budget for child care and then check out these options that could help cover the cost:  

Local Resources

1-800-CHILDREN provides 24/7 support without judgment.
No question is too big or too small when it comes to parenting. Find helpful resources and supports near you or connect with a real person by calling 1-800-CHILDREN (800-332-6378). They offer free and confidential support in English and Spanish as well as multiple other languages. 

Find helpful, local resources online now by entering your zip code below. 

Receive Tips

Text KSKIDS to 59925 to receive occasional information and ideas to help your young child learn and grow. Topics include development milestones, healthy recipes, safe sleep habits, outdoor activities, emergency planning, and more!

Information by Topic

You are your child’s first, and most important, teacher. Our list of resources can help you support your child’s healthy development. Start exploring. 

Get Involved

We are working to build an early care and education system that works for caregivers like you. Join us in making it possible. Take action.

Culturally Responsive Staff

Kansas Licensed programs (both centers and family child care homes) meet health and safety standards. For a KDHE Child Care and Early Education Portal Online Facility Compliance Search, click here. Utilize this link to review the licensing history, substantial complaints or current non-compliance issues, of a child care facility regulated by KDHE.