Resources for Caregivers
Resources for providers, parents, and anyone else who cares for children.
- Kansas Legislature - Laws regarding child care
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Child care licensing and registration program
- Kansas Fire Marshal - Office of the State Fire Marshal
- Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc - Health and safety information for children birth through age 8
- Zero to Three - Educational resource for parents and providers for children aged zero to three years
- National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education - Resources to improve the quality of child care and early education programs
- Day Care Connection - Daycare Connection offers parents help in finding child care. It also provides training and other resources for child care providers. This agency is a food program sponsor for home daycare providers.
- The Family Conservancy - The Family Conservancy offers parenting tips and a parenting class calendar. It also provides training and technical assistance for child care providers. This agency is a food program sponsor for home daycare providers
- Emergency Plan for Caregivers - Use this template to create an emergency plan for your child care facility
- Foodsafety.gov - Get the latest food safety news, sign up for recalls and alerts, and learn how to keep food safe
- Disease and Symptom Exclusion Recommendations/Regulations (English / Spanish) - Recommended exclusion for disease and symptoms.
- Breastfeeding Support in Child Care - Summary of what child care providers need to know to support breastfeeding families.
Lexie's Law is a Kansas law passed in 2010 which requires a child care license for all providers caring for unrelated children, increases minimum education requirements for providers applying for a license, improves health and safety requirements, strengthens the child supervision requirements, and permanently prohibits anyone who has had a child care license revoked from receiving another one.
The law also requires inspections for child care programs every 12 months and requires the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to maintain an online system of child care records to give families access to compliance history. Read more key points on the KDHE website.
New Federal Safety Regulations
- Crib Safety Regulations
- Nuevos requerimientos federales para cunas más seguras
- Play Yard Safety Standards
- Mantenga a su bebé seguro en un corralito