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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.provider

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 for assistance in registering for a class or to request a specific class for our calendar.

Mentor Opportunity for Child Care Providers… 

Have you ever had an idea and wanted to be able to talk it through with a peer? Are you currently facing a leadership challenge in your career? The Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Professional Development Mentor Program is here to help!

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 Space is limited.                         

This initiative is funded through a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.

Lending Library 

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.