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Provider FAQs

How do I become a licensed child care provider?

If you are interested in becoming a child care professional, learn more about the steps and amazing opportunities that will start you down the track to a new career in a field that makes a difference in Kansas, for Kansas.

If you want to open your own program and take your career to the next level, find out how to get licensed.

Where can I find financial help for my child care program?

Do you need funding to get your business up and running? Or maybe just a little extra help with education or everyday expenses? A variety of financial opportunities are available for a broad range of needs.

How do I further my career in child care?

Find out what is available to plan out your career path and get help to make it happen. Certain supports are available at little to no cost to you or your business through professional development and training.

I’m interested in increasing my program’s quality. Where can I find more information?

Parents are looking for high-quality child care programs for their children. Support is available through our quality improvement programs to bring your program to the next level.

What is Links to Quality?

The Links to Quality program sets a quality standard in key areas and provides a framework to meet that quality standard. Support is available for programs as they progress towards quality.

Where can I find the requirements for health and safety?

Keeping children in care healthy and safe is at the core of a child care program. Find out what you need to know to protect and nurture them here.

Where can I find out how to get the background check I need?

Background checks are a vital step in the process of becoming a provider. We have the information you need to know about what is involved. Information is available for both Kansas and out-of-state providers here.

I am interested in becoming a DCF-enrolled provider.

When you become a DCF enrolled provider, you open up new opportunities for your program and your families. Take the step that can help your families enrolled in the Child Care Assistance Program and learn more.

I am interested in free resources for my child care program.

Sign up for free with ECE Resources Kansas, a resource platform designed with child care professionals in mind. Here, you can find what you need to save time and money, raise quality, and access telehealth care. 

Have more questions?

If you still have questions, please reach out to us directly. We look forward to helping you!

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