What's New

#GivingTuesday... Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas wants to partner with you this year on #GivingTuesday! We will be accepting donations of gently used books and toys for children ages birth through 5 years old on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. Donations can be dropped off any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Topeka office (1100 SW Wanamaker Rd., Ste. 201) and Lawrence office (2518 Ridge Ct.). Our goal is to collect at least 250 items to be distributed to child care programs in our area that need materials. Help us reach out and help others. Be sure to spread the word!

Connecting the dots... Helping children, families and child care providers lay the foundation for success throughout children's lives. For almost 40 years, ERC Resource & Referral, Inc., now doing business as Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, has worked to ensure that working families in our area have access to safe, high-quality child care. Our services help families balance their need to work and their desire to make sure their children are happy, safe and learning every day. In addition to helping families, the agency partners with child care programs so that children learn skills that lay the foundation for success throughout their lives. When child care providers and teachers better understand how children develop and learn, they improve their skills and kids benefit. When children arrive at school with basic academic and social skills and are excited about learning, they simply do better!

Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas has helped families “connect the dots” between child care and their family so that their children had the tools essential for success. Your support is needed so that these vital programs and services for children and families can continue in the year ahead. Click here for additional information about what your support will do and the impact of your gift. Thank you so much for your consideration. We are truly grateful! To make a donation online, click here or on the red "Donate" button.

2017 Annual Business Meeting... Our 2017 Annual Business Meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at our Topeka Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas office. Persons who supported the agency financially in 2017 are invited to attend and vote. Click here to view our newsletter and scroll to page 4 to view the meeting's details and agenda. Thank you!

Our 2016 Annual Report "At-a-Glance" in now available. The report contains program information, public policy information and more. Click here to view the report online.

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Attention parents... Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas is now offering a Parenting Tip of the Month. Click here to view this month's tip! To receive the "Parenting Tip of the Month" by email, click here.

Please note that all of the Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas
offices will be closed the following dates:

Tue., Nov. 14, 2017 (Staff Development) • Thu., Nov. 23, 2017 (Holiday) • Fri., Nov. 24, 2017 (Holiday) 
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017 (Holiday) • Tue., Dec. 26, 2017 (Holiday) • Mon., Jan. 1, 2018 (Holiday)

Thank you to Ms. Di's preschool class at Topeka's Christ the King Early Education Center for such a great tribute to our agency's Resource Lending Library! The lyrics to this talented group's song are below. Again, THANK YOU!!!
We love our totes from Child Care Aware®.
They teach us many things.
Math, science, reading, too!
Math, science, reading, too!
Math, science, reading, too!
They teach us many things.
Thank you Child Care Aware®!

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