Starting a business can be a lot to take on and you may be unsure where to start. We’ve taken some of the guesswork out of it for you and have free resources and information to help you on your journey to opening your child care business.

Training Calendar

Child Care Aware® of Kansas offers many training courses and classes for child care providers across the state. Access the online calendar from the button below.


New Provider Support

  • Let’s Get Started! It’s Easy as 1-2-3
    Follow these easy steps to get started on your new career in early childhood.
  • Learn about child care licensing and find your local licensing surveyor to talk about orientation at Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  • All licensed child care providers are required to have a criminal background check completed. Check out the Kansas Department of Health and Educations website for background check information and to find out when and where to complete fingerprinting.  
  • Check out our Child Care Business Toolkit under Resources for 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 under Resources for forms, resources, and training opportunities.     

Create Your Online Provider Profile

Set up an online provider profile that parents and families can view when searching for child care. You will be able to 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 given out as a referral to families in a 3 month time frame.

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

Already registered? Log into your Provider Profile here:

Send Us Your Feedback!

As an early childhood educator, your feedback will help guide services available in the early childhood field. This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. We would like staff at your facility to complete a survey; Directors, Assistant Directors, program Directors, Teachers, Teacher Aids, Family Child Care owners, etc. Thank you for your time and feedback!

Careers in Early Childhood Education: A Kansas Guide

A unique resource that 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. Take a look at the 2019 Career Guide or Ten Reason to Become an ECE Professional.