Child Start News

Enrolling for Head Start and Early Head Start

Give your child a Head Start! Now taking applications for Pregnant Women & Children 0-5 years old for our Early Head Start & Head Start programs. We serve families in Sedgwick, Butler, & Harper County. Call 316-618-1678 or apply online at www.childstart.org to receive a phone call from our staff! Head Start Information

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Camp GWC 2020 Cancelled, But Returning in 2021

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our early childhood community at Camp GWC and sharing our vision for the future that we’re building together. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the event for this year, rescheduling to April 10, 2021. This was a tough call to…

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Online Mini Learning Experiences

Now Available… Online Mini Learning Experiences! Your membership gives you access to our newest benefit… Online Mini Learning Experiences!  Due to COVID we have not been able to come to your sites to perform our monthly themes, but we have heard from you how much you miss them.  Because of this, we have developed Online Mini Learning Experiences. Just like…

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Training Scholarships for Child Care Providers

Child Care Training Scholarships In order to help support the child care workforce during COVID 19, Child Start’s Early Childhood Connections program is awarding over 180 scholarships so child care professionals can obtain the critical training they need during these unprecedented times.  Applicants must work, or be preparing to work in a licensed Child Care…

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Changes to Child Start Trainings in regards to COVID-19

Dear valued early childhood professional, In regards to the safety of all of our attendees and staff during this uncertain time of COVID-19, we are taking measures to protect everyone while still providing the critical services that Early Childhood Connections of Child Start provides.  In response, we are bringing the wonderful, live, in-person trainings to…

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Contacting Us During Stay At Home Order

Staying in communication is important during these times, and in response, Child Start is implementing ways for you to stay connected with us. Phone: When you call, if you do not reach the receptionist, you can use the Phone Extension list found here or on our Contact page.  Just type in the extension when prompted. …

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COVID-19 Update about Child Start sites

 Child Start plans to be open next week ONLY at our main office, 1002 S. Oliver.  Only a few staff will be in the office at a time, but the phones will be answered. All of the Head Start centers will be closed, and enrolled families will be contacted to share information about how we…

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Camp GWC Shirt Sales Open!

Get your Camp GWC shirt! Starting at $14.00, your purchase helps support Child Start’s Early Childhood Connections program! We have pre-purchased shirts and have delivered to the printing company.  We expect to receive them back on March 20th. Because of this, shirt sizes are limited!  Order soon to guarantee your size! Women’s shirts: Super soft!…

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RFP for Financial and Compliance Audit

RFP for a financial and compliance audit for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2020 in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. In addition, please list separately the cost for completing the year end Form 990 and preparation of the financial statements and…

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Early Bird Ending Soon!

Camp GWC 2020 Saturday, March 28, 2020 Early bird rates end soon!  Make sure you register before rates increase! We are excited about all of the changes this year: First, we are bringing in three national speakers: Dr. Anthny Broughton (aka Mister B); Charmaine Erwin of Zoo Phonics, and Cassandra O-Neill for our leadership track….

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Why Choosing Quality Child Care Matters

“Many parents feel that having their child feel safe and secure and getting lots of individual attention is the mark of quality child care. A safe, loving, stimulating environment is important. Your child also needs a place to be challenged to learn, reach his potential and eventually prepare for elementary school. The right place will…

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Encouraging Children to Enjoy Books Independently

“There’s no disputing it: Being read to every day by a parent or caregiver fosters close relationships, builds vocabulary, knowledge, and early literacy skills, and helps children grow up to love reading. Don’t overlook the additional benefits of helping children learn that enjoying books independently, is good too. Children can productively spend time with books on their…

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Accepting applications for our next Quality Project!

Are you looking for an opportunity to increase the quality of your child care, receive financial stipends and free training? We are currently recruiting Family/Group Child Care Homes to participate in our next Child Care Quality Initiative Project. This project enhances child care quality through coaching and professional development to support positive child interactions and…

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