How Program Administration Makes Providers’ Jobs Easier

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

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Originally published in the Winter 2023 issue of Kansas Child Magazine. 

Program Administration Makes Child Care Provider' Jobs Easier

Everyone needs support from other people, including child care providers. You likely get support from your community, your family and friends, the families you provide care for, and extended services.

Now there’s another service available to support you. Program Administration Support is designed to help improve the quality of your business practices. 

Program Administration Child Care

A partnership between Child Care Aware of Kansas and Links to Quality — with funding provided by the Kansas Department of Children and Families — Program Administration Support is a free service available to all licensed child care providers in the state of Kansas. Focused on promoting solid business practices in child care environments, one-on-one coaching and planning sessions help support your child care business needs.

Here’s what two Kansas providers had to say about their experience with Program Administration Support.

Maria Villagran, Child Care Provider, Garden City
“Now that I have a computer and printer, I am able to print out documents. It’s so much easier to do work for my business now than it was to do on my phone. Having the printer/scanner has made it easier to print things off right away. Before, I had to go off premises to print or scan documents for my business.”

Yanita Ramirez, Child Care Provider, Liberal
“Having a scanner at the day care is of the utmost importance. It helps me keep everything organized. I will no longer have the risk of receipts being deleted when they are needed for an audit.

At this time, my business continues to grow, and it has a presentable image for those who come in search of a place to care for their children. Once again, I thank this organization for taking the time to advise and help us, so our dreams continue to grow and come true.

Thanks to this help, my area now has a different view of my program. It’s not just a day care, but literally a presentable business. All of this can be done with the help of organizations like Child Care Aware of Kansas and others that are promoting this type of help to improve our day care as a business and to help it grow.”

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  • Child Care Aware of Kansas

    Child Care Aware of Kansas connects everyone with a stake in child care — parents, child care providers, businesses, local and state leaders, and community members — to the information and ideas they need to take action. We provide opportunities, connections, and support for Kansans to envision what a better child care system can look like for them. Working within a network of Child Care Resource & Referral agencies, we also connect caregivers and providers to the information and support they need.