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Free Resources at Your Fingertips

July 6, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Free resources for child care providers

You can rely on ECE Resources Kansas to keep a lot of important information saved for you in one

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For Providers

Helping New Providers Set Up Their Businesses

July 6, 2023 | By Jessica Soto-Botello
Helping New Providers

The Child Care Health Consultant Start-Up program is dedicated to welcoming new providers to the child care

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For Families

Why Parents Love Child Care Management Systems

June 20, 2023 | By Kali Steelsmith
child care management software

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

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For Providers

One Provider’s Experience with Child Care Management Software

June 19, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
young woman using child care management software on computer

Julie Schwarz, owner of Thunderhawk Daycare in Grinnell, Kansas, shares her opinion on the KidKare software and how her program has benefitted from

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For Providers

6 Easy Steps for Gardening in Early Childhood Education

June 16, 2023 | By Jessica Gable

Add a little bit of homegrown flavor to your child care program’s kitchen

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For Providers

A Simple Formula for Child Care Business Success

May 31, 2023 | By Louise Stoney
A simple formula for child care business success

The Iron Triangle of Early Care and Education Finance is a simple formula to help busy child care providers stay on track.

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For Providers

Learning Communities for Child Care Providers

May 17, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Learning Communities for Child Care Providers

A learning community is a peer support network of early childhood professionals who meet on a regular basis to work toward shared goals.

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For Communities

The Role of Business in Child Care Solutions

May 17, 2023 | By Melissa Rooker

Our state can’t experience economic growth unless we have someone caring for our children — and unless our children’s care prepares them to be thriving

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For Providers

Shared Business Services for Providers Save Time and Money

May 12, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Shared Business Services - Successful professional teacher of nursery school looking at camera. BIPOC Provider

Shared Service Networks offer child care providers the opportunity to strengthen their business practices while focusing on what is the most important — the children.

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For Providers

Allergy and Asthma Awareness 

May 2, 2023 | By 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

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For Providers

How to Combat Stress in Your Program

April 13, 2023 | By Jessica Gable

It can be challenging to know what you can do to best support yourself, your staff, and your children during hard

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For Communities

The Child Care Gap Costs Kansas Billions

March 15, 2023 | By Eric L. Brown

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

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For Providers

The Importance of Sleep for Health

March 8, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Importance of Sleep, young child sleeping

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

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For Providers

Preparing for Severe Weather and Tornado Season

March 2, 2023 | By Rachel Fisher
Preparing for Severe Weather Dramatic thunderstorm cumulonimbus cloud with lightning over a field in Kansas. Weather and climate concept.

There are some simple steps you can take to prepare yourself, your family, and the children you care

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For Communities

How Two Kansas Counties Expanded Child Care Access

February 17, 2023 | By Tristen Cope
Counties Expanded Child Care

Task forces in Marion County and Anderson County took action to add more child care seats for local

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For Communities

An Employer-led Solution to Child Care Challenges

February 17, 2023 | By Alex Muñoz
solution to child care

Recognizing the major need in the community and among Creekstone’s workforce, the company is opening an on-site child care center — adding another 116 spots to the county’s licensed child care capacity.

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For Families

How to Find Quality Care for Your Child

February 17, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
How to Find Quality Child Care. Group of kids playing with child care provider

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

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For Communities

Black History is American History

February 16, 2023 | By Bridget Banks
Black History

Black History Month provides an opportunity, if done right, for children to learn about the pivotal role that Black people have played in U.S.

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For Communities

How Families Can Help Solve the Child Care Crisis

February 10, 2023 | By Tasha Eichman
Solve the Child Care Crisis

As the years pass, affordable, quality child care only seems to grow more rare. How did we get here? What can we do as parents to help alleviate the child care

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For Providers

Providing Quality Child Care in Kansas

February 9, 2023 | By Kim McGinn
Quality Child Care in Kansas

Quality child care prepares children ready to flourish in school and in everyday life. Research has proven that high-quality child care leads to tremendous school

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For Communities

Change is Possible

February 8, 2023 | By Jennifer Burgardt
expanding access to child care

Small incremental changes on the local level are paving the way for larger shifts, and those advances are starting to add up across the

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For Communities

Grants for Communities Working on Child Care

February 8, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Grants for Communities

Two grants are available to Kansas communities working to expand access to affordable, high-quality child care. The grants are based on the needs of your community and your level of

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For Providers

How Program Administration Makes Providers’ Jobs Easier

February 7, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Program Administration Child Care

Program Administration Support is designed to help improve the quality of your business practices.

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For Providers

The Benefits of Toothbrushing in Early Childhood Education 

February 7, 2023 | By Erica Goldsby
Benefits of Toothbrushing

Kids with cavities miss school and have missed opportunities. Pain and infection from untreated cavities can lead to problems with eating, speaking, and

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For Providers

How to Become a Child Care Provider

February 3, 2023 | By Lisa Johnson
Become a Child Care Provider

Our child care health consultants are ready to help you tackle your child care start-up

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For Communities

How to Use the Child Care Tax Credit for Your Business

January 27, 2023 | By Daniel Klaassen
Child Care Tax Credit

All Kansas businesses can apply to receive a state income tax credit for providing child care for employees or helping employees pay for other child

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For Communities

How Family Child Care Providers Can Become Advocates

January 24, 2023 | By Angie Carnes
providers can become advocates

Advocacy is not one-size-fits all. You can use your talents and your experience to make a

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For Families

Tax Benefits for Families and Child Care Providers

January 18, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Tax Benefits Child Care. background, no people

Find a listing of key tax breaks and credits that families and/or child care providers may be able to take advantage

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For Families

National Healthy Weight Week

January 3, 2023 | By Mary Daniels
National Healthy Weight Week

Maintaining a healthy weight has positive effects on all of our body systems and sets an excellent example for those around

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For Providers

How to Support Children with Birth Defects

January 3, 2023 | By Erica Goldsby
birth defect awareness month. Doctor holding a blue and pink ribbon.

Child care providers have a unique opportunity to play a critical role in preventing and early identification of birth defects.

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For Communities

Reasons to Call the Child Care Go Team

December 16, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Child Care Go Team

Whether your community is already engaged in capacity building efforts, or still needs to form a coalition, the Go Team coordinator will connect

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