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 the age of 8
Healthy Child Care America - Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics
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 - Recommended exclusion for disease and symptoms.
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
Child Safety Information
Charlie's House YouTube Channel: A variety of short videos to help you make your home safe and injury-free.
KCTV5 report shows how easily young children can access medications and how to keep them out of children's reach.
Find more information about child safety, visit the Safe Kids Johnson County page.