Early Educators

Teaching Teachers and Child Care Professionals

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are cancelling all training scheduled in the months of March and April. For those who have already registered for training, we will be reaching out shortly regarding rescheduling or reimbursement.

Please be advised that additional cancellations may be necessary. 

Teaching Teachers and Child Care Professionals

The Family Conservancy strives to ensure that every young child has access to high-quality early education, regardless of social standing. One highly effective way to improve the quality of early education programs is by supporting educators with professional development opportunities. Click on a training topic below to view our training opportunities available.

Featured Events and Projects

CLASS Institute
Director's Leadership Academy
Family Development Credential Course
Excellence in Early Care and Education Award
Early Childhood Fall Symposium

Training by Topic

Health & Safety
Family Engagement
Credential Programs

Online Classes for
Early Education and
Child Care Professionals

Whether you’re looking to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or in need of continuing education to meet you annual child care training requirements, The Family Conservancy has a variety of online training opportunities to support early educators and child care professionals.

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Related Programs

Child Care
Food Program


The Family Conservancy is a sponsoring agency for the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP provides aid to family child care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children.

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The Family Conservancy’s Start Young project is a public-private collaborative designed to improve child care in Wyandotte County, increasing access to high-quality, full-day, full-year child care for working families. This innovative program provides a wide range of supports to child care providers and families in Wyandotte County.

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Meet Our Coaches and Trainers

Jo Applegate Administrative Coordinator
Carol Ayres Early Care & Education Specialist
Janelle Balarashti Early Care & Education Coordinator
Emma Bart-Plange Early Care & Education Coordinator
Jenna Bodensteiner Early Care & Education Specialist
Jenny Brandt Director of Early Care and Education
Kelly Carroll Early Care & Education Specialist
Amy Cochran Early Care & Education Specialist
Jeannie Evans Early Care & Education Specialist
Meg Fuehne Early Care & Education Specialist
Nancy Heathman Early Care & Education Specialist
Leanne Hilligas Training Coordinator
Susan Owens Early Care & Education Specialist
Ramyia Silvers Early Care & Education Specialist
Jesi Warlick Early Care & Education Specialist
Marsha Wiard Early Care & Education Specialist
Mary Williams Early Care & Education Program Manager
Shari Williams Early Care & Education Specialist
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