Ideas & Solutions

A blog from Child Care Aware of Kansas

With articles by leaders and experts in the field — as well as our experienced staff — the blog offers the latest research, innovative ideas, and proven solutions related to early care and education in Kansas.

Plus, we’ve got practical tips for parents and providers about how to offer young children the best possible start in life.

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5 Winter Recipe Ideas for Kids
Family Resources
Jessica Gable

5 Winter Recipe Ideas for Kids

With all the great reasons to incorporate seasonal foods into your program’s menu, it’s easy to see that seasonal recipes are good for your children’s mind and appetite!

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Best Practices & Recent Research
Bridget Banks

Why Equity is Key to Quality in Early Childhood Education

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.

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Family Resources
Sarah Go

How Child Care Software Can Elevate Your Child’s Early Education

Child care administrators and teachers have to juggle a lot on a daily basis. Not only are they teaching young minds, but they’re also managing family communications, billing and enrollment, and everything in between. It can be challenging for families to find a program that does it all well.

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Provider Resources
Child Care Aware of Kansas

A Network of Support for Providers

Early childhood professionals need and deserve respect and support for the critically important work they do. Investing in state’s our early care and education professionals is critical to stemming the loss of child care spots and expanding access to families throughout the state.

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Superhero Skills for Summer
Child Development
Vladimir Sainte

Superhero Skills for Summer

Summer is a season for practicing and developing resilience and problem-solving skills in a low-stress and supportive environment.

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