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Our state needs more child care providers. If you’re interested in helping build a strong foundation for the next generation of Kansans, early childhood education might be the field for you.
As you start the process, Child Care Aware of Kansas can equip you with tools, training, one-on-one advice, and a network of other providers that you need to run a thriving child care business.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Follow these easy steps to get started on your new career in early childhood, or learn more from the Kansas Quality Network below.
A career in early childhood education can be extremely rewarding. If you’re thinking about starting a child care business or earning your required credentials, we can help you decide whether it’s the field for you.
This unique resource highlights a variety of careers in the early childhood field to assist individuals in planning their career path or finding detailed information about furthering their education.
New providers may be eligible for a start-up stipend or health and safety funds for specific needs related to child care licensing. Learn more about start-up support from our Child Care Health Consultants.
All licensed child care providers are required to have a criminal background check completed. Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website for information on background checks and to find out when and where to complete fingerprinting.
Learn about child care licensing and find your local licensing surveyor to talk about orientation through the Kansas Department of Health Environment.
The Child Care Subsidy is issued to families using the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Kansas Benefits Card. It is like a debit card. Payment is put into a child care account on the Kansas Benefits Card on the first of every month. Families use this to pay child care providers, electronically, during the month. The Child Care Subsidy Program helps pay for child care costs. Learn more below about enrolling for DCF.
Find helpful information on budgeting, contracts, and much more!
All licensed child care providers are required to have an emergency plan in place. Check out our Emergency Preparedness Toolkit.
You can also learn more from our Child Care Emergency Preparedness Consultant.
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