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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Allergy and Asthma Awareness 
Health & Safety
Erica Goldsby

Allergy and Asthma Awareness 

It is important you know the health history and conditions of the children in your child care program so you can help keep them safe and appropriately meet their needs.

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Economic Impact
Eric L. Brown

The Child Care Gap Costs Kansas Billions

This problem affects tens of thousands of Kansans — and limits their ability to participate in the workforce. In many cases, a parent chooses to exit the workforce to care for their child.

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Importance of Sleep, young child sleeping
Child Wellness
Child Care Aware of Kansas

The Importance of Sleep for Health

The Importance of Sleep March 17, 2023 is not just a day to wear green!  It’s also a nationally recognized day to acknowledge the many health benefits of sleep. How Does Sleep Impact Children? Sleep is a critical component of health for children.  The amount of sleep a child gets

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How to Find Quality Child Care. Group of kids playing with child care provider
Finding Child Care
Child Care Aware of Kansas

How to Find Quality Care for Your Child

By asking meaningful questions and paying attention to details during interviews with child care providers, you can decide if the program is a good fit for your family.

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