This program offers consultation from an Infant/Toddler Specialist who can provide you with many services, including Infant/Toddler professional development events. The Infant/Toddler Specialist can also provide your program with technical assistance either onsite at the program, by phone or email. Two Resource Lending Libraries also maintain resources for child care providers caring for infants and toddlers.
Who is eligible
Child care providers caring for infants and/or toddlers.
This service is only offered to Kansas providers.
Strengthening Families is a year-long program that focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect. It is a strength-based, protective factors approach based on two beliefs: all families have strengths and all families need support. Early education programs that participate in this program learn how to support children and families in developing their five protective factors, which include: social emotional competence of children, knowledge of parenting and child development, social connections, concrete support in times of need, and parental resilience.
For more information about Strengthening Families and protective factors, visit their website.
The Family Conservancy maintains a resource library for child care providers. Providers are able to check out resources from the library. The library includes
- Infant/Toddler Activity Kits
- Infant/Toddler Resource Books
- Children’s Books
- Provider Resource Books
- Curriculum Books
- Infant/Toddler Videos
Helpful Infant/Toddler Website Links
Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers - www.pitc.org
Zero to Three - www.zerotothree.org
I Am Your Child - www.iamyourchild.org
The Family Conservancy - www.thefamilyconservancy.org
Child Care Aware® of Kansas - www.ks.childcareaware.org
National Network for Child Care - www.nncc.org
Child Care Aware® Parent Network - www.naccrra.org
National Association of Family Child Care Providers - www.nafcc.org
National Association for the Education of Young Children - www.naeyc.org
Council for Professional Recognition - www.cdacouncil.org
Early Head Start - www.ehsnrc.org
Kansas Department for Children and Families (formerly SRS) - www.kansassrs.org