Quality Beginnings Project (Cowley & Sumner Counties)


Currently recruiting for 2022 program year (May 1 2022-April 30 2022)

If you are interested in participating this year or in future years please complete this application or by calling Caroline Teter at 316-682-1853

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This program will help keep individuals engaged in becoming licensed by providing materials, mentorship and assistance to help potential caregivers meet health and safety standards, fulfill state licensing requirements, and become part of a professional community of child care providers. By working with local licensing, Colleges, and Workforce partners, we expect this program will not only increase child care slots, but increase quality, educational opportunities and wages for child care professionals.


  • Free initial professional development training (KDHE approved)
  • On-site coaching
  • Free business supports
  • Free curriculum materials
  • Free professional educational materials
  • Reimbursement for licensing fees
  • Free health and safety materials


  • Potential Licensed Family/Group Child Care Home Providers in Cowley and Sumner Counties
  • Willingness to become licensed
  • Working computer/internet
  • Active email account

This project was made possible by grant number  90TP0078-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families


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