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Is Your Child Care Program Breastfeeding Friendly?

August 3, 2023 | By Jessica Strawn
Child Care Program Breastfeeding

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition maintains a list of child care providers across our state who have been designated as breastfeeding friendly.

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For Families

Get Creative Outside: Ideas for Summer Fun with Kids

July 31, 2023 | By Rachel Jury
Get Creative Outside: Ideas for Summer Fun with Kids

Put on some sunscreen, make sure everyone has enough water, and enjoy these activities for summer fun with

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For Families

Tips for Cooking with Children +  3 Kid-Friendly Recipes

July 27, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Tips for Cooking with Children + 3 Kid-Friendly Recipes

Cooking with children can be both fun and exhausting! Despite the time and patience required, making snacks or meals with your kids pays off for everyone

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For Families

Superhero Skills for Summer

July 24, 2023 | By Vladimir Sainte
Superhero Skills for Summer

Summer is a season for practicing and developing resilience and problem-solving skills in a low-stress and supportive environment.

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For Families

Beat Summer Boredom with Physical Activity

July 10, 2023 | By Natalie Updyke
Beat Summer Boredom

Making physical activity fun ensures that your kids will enjoy the benefits of being active throughout their

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For Providers

Free Resources at Your Fingertips

July 6, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Free resources for child care providers

You can rely on ECE Resources Kansas to keep a lot of important information saved for you in one

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For Providers

Helping New Providers Set Up Their Businesses

July 6, 2023 | By Jessica Soto-Botello
Helping New Providers

The Child Care Health Consultant Start-Up program is dedicated to welcoming new providers to the child care

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For Families

Why Parents Love Child Care Management Systems

June 20, 2023 | By Kali Steelsmith
child care management software

We are so grateful that our program uses a child care management system, and we recommend it to all early care and education professionals. It makes the transition between home and child care much

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For Providers

One Provider’s Experience with Child Care Management Software

June 19, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
young woman using child care management software on computer

Julie Schwarz, owner of Thunderhawk Daycare in Grinnell, Kansas, shares her opinion on the KidKare software and how her program has benefitted from

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For Providers

6 Easy Steps for Gardening in Early Childhood Education

June 16, 2023 | By Jessica Strawn

Add a little bit of homegrown flavor to your child care program’s kitchen

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For Providers

A Simple Formula for Child Care Business Success

May 31, 2023 | By Louise Stoney
A simple formula for child care business success

The Iron Triangle of Early Care and Education Finance is a simple formula to help busy child care providers stay on track.

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For Providers

Learning Communities for Child Care Providers

May 17, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Learning Communities for Child Care Providers

A learning community is a peer support network of early childhood professionals who meet on a regular basis to work toward shared goals.

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For Providers

Shared Business Services for Providers Save Time and Money

May 12, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Shared Business Services - Successful professional teacher of nursery school looking at camera. BIPOC Provider

Shared Service Networks offer child care providers the opportunity to strengthen their business practices while focusing on what is the most important — the children.

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For Providers

How to Combat Stress in Your Program

April 13, 2023 | By Jessica Strawn

It can be challenging to know what you can do to best support yourself, your staff, and your children during hard

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For Providers

The Importance of Sleep for Health

March 8, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Importance of Sleep, young child sleeping

The Importance of Sleep March 17, 2023 is not just a day to wear green!  It’s also a nationally recognized day to acknowledge the many health benefits of sleep. How Does Sleep Impact Children? Sleep is a critical component of health for children.  The amount of sleep a child

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For Providers

Preparing for Severe Weather and Tornado Season

March 2, 2023 | By Rachel Fisher
Preparing for Severe Weather Dramatic thunderstorm cumulonimbus cloud with lightning over a field in Kansas. Weather and climate concept.

There are some simple steps you can take to prepare yourself, your family, and the children you care

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For Providers

How Program Administration Makes Providers’ Jobs Easier

February 7, 2023 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas
Program Administration Child Care

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

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For Providers

The Benefits of Toothbrushing in Early Childhood Education 

February 7, 2023 | By Erica Goldsby
Benefits of Toothbrushing

Kids with cavities miss school and have missed opportunities. Pain and infection from untreated cavities can lead to problems with eating, speaking, and

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For Providers

How to Become a Child Care Provider

February 3, 2023 | By Lisa Johnson
Become a Child Care Provider

Our child care health consultants are ready to help you tackle your child care start-up

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For Communities

How Family Child Care Providers Can Become Advocates

January 24, 2023 | By Angie Carnes
providers can become advocates

Advocacy is not one-size-fits all. You can use your talents and your experience to make a

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For Providers

How to Support Children with Birth Defects

January 3, 2023 | By Erica Goldsby
birth defect awareness month. Doctor holding a blue and pink ribbon.

Child care providers have a unique opportunity to play a critical role in preventing and early identification of birth defects.

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For Providers

Fight Illness Spread During This Flu Season 

December 1, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
illness prevention in childcare. Sick child being cared for by caregiver.

Disease mitigation strategies are some of the most important things providers can do to help keep illness at

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For Providers

Empower and Support Families by Earning Their Trust

November 22, 2022 | By Carla Whiteside-Hicks
Support Families

There is a growing body of research indicating that — when families are actively engaged in their child’s learning — children experience positive, lifelong

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For Providers

La Liga de Servicio Infantil de Kansas

November 14, 2022 | By Pam Noble

Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) trabaja para prevenir neglijencia y abuso de la infancia, ofrecer soporte para familias, preparar los niños para la escuela, y ofrecer educacion para padres y comunidades a lo largo de el estado de

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For Providers

RSV Prevention in Your Program

November 8, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

It can be hard to know exactly when to exclude a child for illness, especially when it comes to runny noses and

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For Families

Stronger Families = Stronger Children

October 27, 2022 | By Jennifer Adhima
Stronger Families = Stronger Children

Since Head Start’s inception in 1965, the program has taken a holistic approach to working with the nation’s youngest children and their families.

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For Providers

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

October 26, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
Epilepsy Awareness Childs Hands Holding Purple Hearts

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the

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For Providers

Keeping a Smoke-Free Environment

October 26, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
No Smoking Sign on Playground

You can create a policy for your program that protects children from smoke exposure and ensures that staff do not model tobacco use in front of the children.

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For Providers

Keeping Sleep Safe  

October 3, 2022 | By Erica Goldsby
Keeping Sleep Safe

Sleeping can be a high-risk activity, especially for children under the age of one year – even more so if careful attention is not paid to the sleeping environment.

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For Providers

Child Care Provider Programs

September 14, 2022 | By Child Care Aware of Kansas

Our consultants provide coaching, consulting, technical assistance, mentoring, and

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For Providers

How Stretch Your Child Care Program Budget

September 2, 2022 | By Susan Pearson
How to Stretch the Budget for Your Child Care Business

If you wish to strengthen your cashflow in a more permanent ongoing way, consider using these

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