Quality Initiatives

Infant/Toddler Services

Supports providers in increasing the quality of care for infants & toddlers by providing training and technical assistance.

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New Provider Support

Supports providers in establishing good business practices, including professional resource kits and lending library services.

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Strengthening Families Project

Empowers providers and families with infants &toddlers with the tools necessary to decrease the risk factors for child abuse and neglect.

Early Childhood Wellness Project & Step It Up Challenge

Engages providers in activities focused on promoting health and wellness in child care programs.

Kansas Quality Rating and Improvement System (KQRIS)

A five star quality rating system for programs, including a comprehensive assessment, on-site coaching, and access to a grant.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® KANSAS

An educational scholarship opportunity for staff including links to education, compensation and commitment to improve the quality of care. Child Care Aware® of Kansas is the agency in Kansas that is licensed through Child Care Services of Association in Chapel Hill North Carolina to administer the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarships.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center provides leadership in the early childhood education field to states across the country and to our nation’s policymakers on the critical importance and value of an educated, well-paid and stable early childhood workforce to ensure the long term success of our nation’s children in school and in life. For more information, visit www.teachecnationalcenter.org.