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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child care management software
Business Operations
Kali Steelsmith

Why Parents Love Child Care Management Systems

We are so grateful that our program uses a child care management system, and we recommend it to all early care and education professionals. It makes the transition between home and child care much easier.

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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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