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Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri

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Child Care Checklist

Our popular child care checklist includes:
1. Five steps to finding the right program for your child. (VIEW PDF)
2. Quality indicators and what to look for as a parent. (VIEW PDF)
3. Checklist of questions to ask child care providers. (VIEW PDF)

Child Care Referrals

Child Care Checklist Need help finding child care referrals? Child Care Aware® of Kansas and Missouri is here to help you make the most informed decisions about learning choices for your child. Through this free service to Kansas and Missouri residents, we can help you find child care that is: close to home or work, full- or part-time, in a center or home setting, for children with or without disabilities. Child Care Aware® provides child care referrals for the following states: 

Kansas   Missouri

Contact Child Care Aware® of Kansas at 1-877-678-2548 or click the link below.

    Contact Child Care Aware® of Missouri at 1-866-892-3228 or click the link below.

Some providers have chosen not to be listed on our website. Please contact Child Care Aware® of Kansas at 1-877-678-2548 or Child Care Aware® of Missouri at 1-866-892-3228 if your search is unsuccessful or if you have any questions. Se Habla Español. Early Education Specialists are available between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Child Care Costs

An overview of financial assistance options. (VIEW PDF)

Average Cost of Care by County

Cost of full-time child care by county for child care centers, family home care, and school age programs. (VIEW PDF)

Saying Good-Bye at Child Care

Tips for making separation time smoother and less stressful for your child.(VIEW PDF)

Licensing Regulations: Kansas

Adult-child ratios and contact information for Kansas licensing offices. (VIEW PDF)

Licensing Regulations: Missouri

Adult-child ratios, different types of licenses and contact information for Missouri licensing offices. (VIEW PDF)

School's Out Guide

This guide lists more than 400 summer programs and activities available to children throughout the Kansas City area. (VIEW PDF)

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