Child and Adult Care Food Program
CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families. Through CACFP, 2.9 million children and 86,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of their day care.
Child Care Providers Coalition of Kansas, Inc.
CCPC is the statewide organization for family child care providers and offers training, technical assistance, and advocacy for family child care providers.
Kansas Action for Children “KAC”
Kansas Action for Children has helped shape policy that puts children first. Explore our website to learn more about KAC’s policy work. Then, take action … stay informed … and know the facts. Together, we can shape health, education and economic policy that will improve the lives of Kansas children and their families.
Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KAEYC)
Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children is committed to improving early childhood education for young children from birth to eight years. KAEYC works for young children, their families, and early childhood professionals. The organization’s vision is that all children in Kansas have access to quality, early childhood experiences. Kansas AEYC is affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities
Kansas Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council
Kansas Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council gives information to ensure that a comprehensive service delivery system of integrated services is available in Kansas to all children with or at risk of developmental delays from birth through age five and their families.
Website: www.nectac.org/contact/iccstaff.asp (National website only)
Kansas Department of Education
The Board is charged with the general supervision of public education and other educational interests in the state. While clearly acknowledging the role and importance of local control, the Board has the responsibility to provide direction and leadership for the supervision of all state educational institutions under its jurisdiction.
Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF)
DCF is a great source of support for both providers and parents. DCF’s mission is to protect children and promote adult self-sufficiency. It provides a wide range of programs that support child care.
Kansas Head Start Association
Head Start serves the child development needs of preschool children (birth through age five) and their low-income families. There are 28 Head Start programs in the Kansas Head Start Association (KHSA), including two based in Nebraska (serving Kansas Counties) and two Native American programs.
Kansas Parents As Teachers Association (KPATA)
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5. The program is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education accessible to all families. It is a universal access model.
Kansas Reads To Preschoolers
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, a project of the State Library of Kansas, was created to highlight the importance of reading to children as well as to promote the library as a renewable resource of reading material. The goal is that every Kansas child between the ages of 0 – 5 years (all 226,453 of them!) will be read to during Children’s Book Week.
Kansas Children’s Cabinet
Kansas Children’s Cabinet grants provide flexible dollars that allow communities to respond to the needs of all local children and families. The funds are used to improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of early learning opportunities and to provide health services for children.
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Association for Family Child Care
National Association for the Education Of Young Children
National Head Start programs in the U.S.A.
National School Age Care Alliance (NSACA)
USDA Food Program
Zero to Three
Mental Health Resources
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Docs for Tots
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
World Association for Infant Mental Health