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A Better Child Care System for Kansas Parents

November 8, 2022 | By Jessica Herrera Russell
A Better Child Care System for Kansas Parents. A working mother carrying child.

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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RSV Prevention in Your Program

November 8, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

It can be hard to know exactly when to exclude a child for illness, especially when it comes to runny noses and

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In Your Corner: 1-800-Children

November 3, 2022 | By Stephanie Boone
Early Childhood Interventions

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

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Kansas Children’s Service League: Programs for Parents and Families

November 3, 2022 | By Pam Noble
Family playing at the park

These services are designed to help children and parents develop the skills necessary to be successful in their homes, schools, and

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American Rescue Plan (ARP) Child Care Stabilization Funds Impacts Kansas Children

October 28, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Funding Impacts Child Care. Child Care Assistance

The Administration for Children and Families released new data showing that child care stabilization funds provided in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) have served more than 200,000 child care providers, impacting as many as 9.5 million

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For Families

Stronger Families = Stronger Children

October 27, 2022 | By Jennifer Adhima
Stronger Families = Stronger Children

Since Head Start’s inception in 1965, the program has taken a holistic approach to working with the nation’s youngest children and their families.

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Child Care Subsidies Matter

October 26, 2022 | By 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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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

October 26, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
Epilepsy Awareness Childs Hands Holding Purple Hearts

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the

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Keeping a Smoke-Free Environment

October 26, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
No Smoking Sign on Playground

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  

October 3, 2022 | By 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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For Families

Nurturing Your Child’s Brain

September 20, 2022 | By Kandi Novak
Nurturing Your Child’s Brain

Daily routines with your child can be valuable opportunities for them to learn a new skill or healthy habit.

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Child Care Provider Programs

September 14, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Our consultants provide coaching, consulting, technical assistance, mentoring, and

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How Stretch Your Child Care Program Budget

September 2, 2022 | By Susan Pearson
How to Stretch the Budget for Your Child Care Business

If you wish to strengthen your cashflow in a more permanent ongoing way, consider using these

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Become a CACFP Provider

September 2, 2022 | By Jill Ladd
Become a CACFP Provider

Did you know that children in child care receive an average 40% of their daily calories while in the child care

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Rising Momentum to Improve Quality Child Care in Kansas

August 31, 2022 | By Nancy Rohr
Quality Child Care in Kansas

There’s been new interest in and financial support for maintaining and increasing the number of child care programs in our state. But we can’t just increase child care slots. The ultimate goal is for all programs to provide high-quality care to

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For Families

Summer Bike Safety

August 31, 2022 | By Cherie Sage
Bike Safety

What could be better than riding a bicycle on a beautiful, sunny day? Besides being a whole lot of fun, biking is great exercise and reduces stress. Plus, you can do it together as a

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For Providers

Strengthen Your Food Program

August 31, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
Food Program

Mealtime creates plenty of wonderful opportunities to provide children with education and social-emotional development.

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Child Hunger in Kansas

August 22, 2022 | By Martha Terhaar
Child Hunger in Kansas

Providers serve millions of meals to Kansas kids each year through programs like the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), universal school lunch and breakfast, and summer

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Using Proven Early Childhood Interventions to Combat ACES

August 18, 2022 | By David Jordan
Early Childhood Interventions

Toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are major influences on a child’s overall development — affecting school readiness, student success, physical and mental health, and other

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For Providers

Worksite Wellness for Child Care Professionals

August 18, 2022 | By Andrew Hodgson
Worksite Wellness

If you’re interested in starting a wellness program at your child care facility, consider these tips and

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Top 5 Policies to Promote Children’s Health in Kansas

August 18, 2022 | By Heather Braum
Top 5 Policies to Promote Children’s Health in Kansas

Our government should prioritize health policy that gives every Kansas kid the opportunity to grow up healthy and

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How a Community Council on Child Care Can Help Families Succeed

August 8, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Child Care Provider Encouraging a Child to Board School Bus

How a Community Council on Child Care Can Help Families Succeed As parents and providers know well, each school year presents new challenges for child care programs. Providers are often forced to make difficult decisions about how to operate their business, care for the children

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Recognizing Monkeypox in Early Child Care

August 8, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
Monkeypox written newspaper

General hygiene guidelines such as sanitizing, disinfecting, and excluding for signs/symptoms of illness in the Early Child Care Environment are still effective ways to prevent disease

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Mental Health Tips for Child Care Professionals

August 2, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
Mental Health Tips for Child Care Professionals

Your position comes with great responsibility for little ones. But have you forgotten about the great responsibility you have for

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Improve Safety in Child Care

August 2, 2022 | By Kathy Attar

Unfortunately, our everyday environments, including child care settings, may expose us to dangerous pesticides and lead, among other environmental hazards, that can impede a child’s mental or physical

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Vaccinations in Early Care & Education

August 1, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
Vaccinations in Early Care & Education

Encouraging parents to keep their child’s vaccinations up to date is an important way to ensure that the children in your program remain healthy and protected against serious

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Back-to-School Blues

July 29, 2022 | By Ashley Sias
Back to School Blues

As we head into back-to-school season, it’s time to think about preparing your program for the departure of school-aged

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For Families

How to Help Kids Transition Back to School

July 29, 2022 | By Lisa Johnson
Help Kids Transition Back

Here are some easy ways you can help your children, their teachers, and their child care providers make the transition from summer to

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For Communities

Engaging Families to Improve Early Childhood Systems

July 28, 2022 | By Heather Smith
Engaging Families

After a decade of focusing primarily on children with special health care needs, the FAC has expanded to address the needs of four more populations: women/moms, early childhood, children, and

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Healthy Habit Influencers

July 22, 2022 | By Georgia S. Thompson

Strengthening ECE systems for health takes time, but we have identified a few key strategies to help state and local leaders get

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For Providers

Letting Joy In Through Playful Learning

July 22, 2022 | By Jennifer Burgardt
Letting joy in through playful learning

Recent research and professional development topics for early childhood professionals revolve around the importance of playful learning within the context of building relationships as key to later academic success.

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