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Free one-on-one support for child care providers

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, we offer one-on-one coaching and planning sessions that are provider and program driven.


Successful Practices, Thriving Business

You’re in this work because you love kids. However, you also need to earn a living to financially support your own family. The Links to Quality Community Consultants can coach you on effective business practices and offer referrals to useful community resources.

We can equip you with the tools you need to strengthen your skills and practices that support your child care business. By enhancing your business practices, you will have more time to focus on the kids and families in your care as well as make meaningful connections in your community.

Your Links to Quality Community Consultant will help you improve your business practices in ways that best fit your individual needs, strengths, and unique child care environment.

You’ve finally found your business partner!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPERTISE

Whether you want answers to a few simple questions, need support making some small changes, or plan to make long-term changes, your Community Consultant is here to help!

Our highly trained and experienced Community Consultants have worked in the child care business for decades and have even served as providers themselves. They are knowledgeable in the latest early child care and education research and best practices, so you don’t have to be.

They can advise you on a variety of topics related to business practices. Maybe you want to create something completely unique for your child care environment. Or you may want to move beyond the basics and offer a higher quality of care.

Here are a few of the many topic Program Administration Support can offer guidance on:

  • Accessing community resources
  • Budgeting, contracts, marketing, and other business practices
  • Strengthening policies and procedures so that your business thrives
FREE, HELPFUL AND PERSONALIZED

With a partner and coach to guide you through challenges and help you reach your goals, you’ll never feel alone again!

You set your own goals and focus areas. This service is provider and program driven. You set your specific goals. Best of all – the service is free.

Your experience with Program Administration Support may include:

  • Brainstorming a list of topics you want to learn more about.
  • Having collaborative conversations about business practices.
  • Creating a plan to meet your goals.
  • Learning about new research and best practices in the early child care and education field.
  • Getting referrals to other services and supports.
  • Applying for a quality improvement grant award to make changes based on your goals (specific requirements apply).
  • Participating in group learning opportunities to build connections with other child care providers in your area.

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Unlock your personal potential as a leader of a successful, high-quality child care business.

Collaborating with a Community Consultant doesn’t just benefit the children in your care. It’s also an advantage for your child care business. A higher quality program can equal higher enrollment and more referrals, ensuring that you can keep your doors open and grow your revenue.

Here’s how you can benefit from Program Administration Support:

  • You’ll receive tools and resources you need to reach your goals, both now and in the future.
  • You’ll gain the confidence to use your new skills and knowledge.
  • You’ll find it easier to follow industry best practices, better engage with families, and customize services for individual children.
  • You’ll discover additional community resources you can turn to for support.

WE’RE HERE TO LISTEN

During an initial meeting with your Community Consultant, you’ll be able to share your needs and tell us what you’re hoping to accomplish.  Ideas include:

  • Advice on specific topics
    • Answers to tough questions
    • Business counseling
    • Referrals to community resources
    • Regular check-in calls
    • Innovative ideas that align with best practices
    • Support reaching goals – large and small
    • A formal plan to keep moving forward

Contact us to request an introductory, one-on-one meeting. Call 785-823-3343 or email L2Q@ks.childcareaware.org