Child Care Providers
Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas provides a vital link between regulated child care programs and families needing child care. We supply parents with information about choosing high-quality child care programs and referrals to child care providers who match the criteria they supply. Providers who list their child care programs with our agency are contacted on a regular basis (about every six weeks) to update vacancy information, assuring that referral lists are accurate for families.
Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas also provides:
FREE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSULTATION, by phone and in person, to help child care providers with issues or concerns. Special support is also available for providers caring for children with diverse needs, including physical and developmental disabilities.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT to meet licensing requirements and to help providers have information they need on curriculum ideas, child growth and development, guiding behaviors and MORE! Get a list of current training opportunities by clicking on the Professional Development Calendar. Don't see the class you need? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in registering for a class or to request a specific class for our calendar.
Mentor Opportunity for Child Care Providers…
Click here to complete a short survey to see if having a mentor might be a good fit for you. Once you submit the completed survey and are accepted into the program, you will be given the names and credentials of early childhood professionals from eastern Kansas who have made the commitment to share their time and talents with other providers. You will be able to choose a mentor you think will be most helpful to you. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Michelle at 785-440-4524 or email@example.com. Space is limited.
This initiative is funded through a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Attention Child Care Providers & Early Childhood Educators!!! The 2014 Capital City Learn & Share workshop is coming up in Topeka on September 27, 2014! Be sure to reserve your seat today for this fantastic professional development event! This year's keynote speaker is Vanessa Levin. Anne Meeker, Ph.D., and Jeri Eckhart will also be speaking during the breakout sessions. Click here for more information about this event!
Attention New & Existing Child Care Providers Operating in Shawnee County Kansas... The Fall session of the Child Care Business Builders Series is gearing up to start this September. This professional development series is an amazing opportunity for Shawnee County child care providers to expand their knowledge of how to improve their new or existing program. Click here for more information.
LIBRARY RESOURCES, including books on all early childhood topics, training DVDs, children's CDs, activity totes, Boardmaker, die cut machine and laminating machine. Additional resources include parent pages and brochures on common child development topics, connections to community resources, newsletters, information on upcoming professional development opportunities, and much more!
Support children & families in eastern Kansas!
Help Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas make a difference by donating to our cause. Proceeds are tax deductible and appreciated. Click here to open a donation form.