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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Best Practices & Recent Research
Stephanie Boone

En Tu Esquina: 1-800-Children

La próxima ves cuando te encuentres tu mismo deseando que alguien este en tu esquina, recuerda que 1-800-CHILDREN existe por esa razón.

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Provider Resources
Pam Noble

La Liga de Servicio Infantil de Kansas

Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) trabaja para prevenir neglijencia y abuso de la infancia, ofrecer soporte para familias, preparar los niños para la escuela, y ofrecer educacion para padres y comunidades a lo largo de el estado de Kansas.

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A Better Child Care System for Kansas Parents. A working mother carrying child.
Access & Affordability
Jessica Herrera Russell

A Better Child Care System for Kansas Parents

We must continue educating lawmakers about the real challenges that parents in this state are facing. When we help families overcome those challenges, more kids will be fed and cared for in loving, nurturing environments.

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Early Childhood Interventions
Best Practices & Recent Research
Stephanie Boone

In Your Corner: 1-800-Children

The next time you find yourself wishing there was someone in your corner, remember that 1-800-CHILDREN exists for that very reason. Go ahead, give us a call.

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Child Care Subsidies Matter
Access & Affordability
Reann Parker

Child Care Subsidies Matter

With the rising costs of food and other essentials, it’s more important than ever for providers to inform families about opportunities to reduce their child care tuition.

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No Smoking Sign on Playground
Best Practices & Recent Research
Erica Goldsby

Keeping a Smoke-Free Environment

You can create a policy for your program that protects children from smoke exposure and ensures that staff do not model tobacco use in front of the children.

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Keeping Sleep Safe
Best Practices & Recent Research
Erica Goldsby

Keeping Sleep Safe  

Sleeping can be a high-risk activity, especially for children under the age of one year – even more so if careful attention is not paid to the sleeping environment.

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