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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.
In Kansas, just over 84,000 young children are potentially in need of child care. The shortage of affordable, high-quality child care in our state has far-reaching impacts on parents, employers, and communities across the state. Although these issues can be intimidating at first glance, promising solutions are already in the
The dining table in your child care program is an opportunity for so many positive interactions from practicing social cues through conversation, to trying new foods, to children learning responsibility with a job like setting the table.
The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition maintains a list of child care providers across our state who have been designated as breastfeeding friendly.
Put on some sunscreen, make sure everyone has enough water, and enjoy these activities for summer fun with kids!
Cooking with children can be both fun and exhausting! Despite the time and patience required, making snacks or meals with your kids pays off for everyone involved.
Baby Steps is an innovative pilot that seeks not only to offset the revenue lost by caring for infants and toddlers, but also to bring family child care providers’ incomes closer to what might be considered a “livable” wage.
Julie Schwarz, owner of Thunderhawk Daycare in Grinnell, Kansas, shares her opinion on the KidKare software and how her program has benefitted from it.
Add a little bit of homegrown flavor to your child care program’s kitchen table.
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