Provider Support Center

We're Here for You!

You are a critical part of our state. Your expertise, your empathy, and your effort shape children’s health, well-being, and learning outcomes, as well as their ability to contribute to the workforce and our communities for the rest of their lives.

But you have a difficult job, as you know. Whether you’re just getting started or have been in the field for decades, Child Care Aware of Kansas can help you: 

  • Take steps to start or grow your child care business.
  • Connect with families looking for child care in your area.
  • Manage staff and run a successful business.
  • Find funding and resources that help with costs.
  • Meet licensing requirements and achieve designations.
  • Access free and low-cost training that fits in your schedule.
  • Implement new ideas and best practices in early care and education with input from families you serve.
  • Create welcoming and supportive spaces for children, families, and staff with diverse identities, cultures, abilities, and family structures.
  • Network with other providers in the field, including groups for Black and Latino providers.
  • Connect with leaders and policymakers to advocate for what you need.

You don’t have to do it all alone.

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Find Your Local CCR&R Agency
Local CCR&R Agencies

While Child Care Aware of Kansas supports child care providers all over the state, your local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agency can connect you with resources and training opportunities, as well as other providers, in your area. View the map to see which local agency serves your community.

Create Your Online Provider Profile
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Set up an online provider profile that parents and families can view when searching for child care. You can update your openings and profile anytime, anywhere. Check back as often as you like to find out how many times your child care program has been referred to families over the past three months.

Still not sure where to start or what to do next? Call us at 855-750-3343 or email us at for help.

Receive Tips

Text CCAKS to 59925 to receive occasional information and ideas to help the children in your care learn and grow. Topics include development milestones, healthy recipes, safe sleep habits, outdoor activities, emergency planning, and more!

Information by Topic

We have resources to support your expertise! Our list of resources can help you support your child’s healthy development. Start exploring. 

How We Can Help You

Get Involved

Everything we do at Child Care Aware of Kansas is about making the child care system work better. We take your issues and ideas to leaders to advocate for transformational investment in the early education sector. Share your thoughts and get involved in advocacy work at the local or state level.