Finding a Training Has Never Been Easier!

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The Ideas & Solutions blog 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.

Finding a training is now easier than ever!

Providing early care and education is one of the most rewarding – and challenging – careers you could choose! As an early care and education professional, you are able to nurture young children as they develop and explore the world around them – rewarded with smiles, laughter, and joy. But the days can be long and finding time to pursue training and professional development can seem like one more task in an endless list of to-do items.

We’re here to help!

Child Care Aware of Kansas and Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities have teamed up to combine our training calendars, making it easier for early care and education professionals to find trainings offered by both organizations on either website. 

Our training calendar allows you to search for trainings that meet your needs. Browse training opportunities that meet the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) 16-hour annual licensing in-service training requirement or search for opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills in a variety of interesting topics. New to child care? You can also find initial health and safety in-service training required to obtain your license.  

Whether you are a current early care and education provider or new to the profession, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities – both in-person and online – that meet your preferred learning style. All trainings can be viewed in a calendar and searched by type, county or near an address (you can even view them on a map)! 

You matter.

As a child care provider, you are the cornerstone of high quality early education for young children! Before first grade, a child may spend over 10,000 hours in child care. Studies have demonstrated that high quality early care and education programs can have a profound and lasting impact on young children, including academic gains, increased self-regulation, and social skills that make learning possible. Children who are nurtured and taught by sensitive, well-trained, and well-compensated teachers and caregivers have enhanced language and reading scores and are more ready to enter kindergarten.

Join us.

Child Care Aware of Kansas offers a variety of support services for early care and education professionals. Learn about our business supports – including marketing resources, request a child care health consultation, or explore opportunities to connect with other child care providers! Contact us to find out more about we can support you and your child care business!

  • Child Care Aware of Kansas

    Child Care Aware of Kansas connects everyone with a stake in child care — parents, child care providers, businesses, local and state leaders, and community members — to the information and ideas they need to take action. We provide opportunities, connections, and support for Kansans to envision what a better child care system can look like for them. Working within a network of Child Care Resource & Referral agencies, we also connect caregivers and providers to the information and support they need.