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Child Care Licensing
Samantha Mason, at the SEK Multi-County Health Department, in Garnett, is the new Child Care Licensing Surveyor for Franklin County.  Please contact Samantha with all you child care licensing questions.  Her number is 785-448-6559.

According to Kansas Child Care Licensing Law, anyone providing care for children other than those related by blood, marriage, or adoption, must be licensed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 

Are you looking for a child care provider?
Before selecting a child care facility, families may do a provider compliance history check using the Kansas Child Care and Early Education Portal at the Child Care and Early Education Portal.

You might also want to check out Child Care Aware® of Kansas.  Child Care Aware is the administrator of the statewide Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network in Kansas. They help to:
  • Ensure that families have access to affordable, high-quality child care
  • Offer a referral service that makes locating quality child care programs quick and easy
  • Provide checklists and other print resources, seminars and personal assistance to help parents make informed choices

For more information on child care providers in Kansas visit the ChildCare Aware of Kansas website.

Are you thinking about becoming a child care provider?
Prior to applying for a license you must first contact the Child Care Licensing Surveyor for your county to complete the orientation process.  The orientation process must be completed before applying online. Samantha Mason, at the SEK Multi-County Health Department in Garnett, Kansas, is the surveyor for Franklin County.  Her number is  785-448-6559.

For more information on becoming a day care provider visit the Child Care Aware of Kansas website. They offer many opportunities and valulable support for providers and staff including:
  • KQRIS — a tiered quality rating and improvement system for licensed child care programs
  • Training programs across the state at all levels including e-Learning, a new online training program, and BELIEF Leadership Institute
  • Information about professional development
  • Grant opportunities and financial support for the cost of tuition, books, mileage and release time through T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® KANSAS
  • For child care providers who have already obtained a CDA or other higher education, a salary supplement (Child Care WAGE$ KANSAS) may be available

Visit their website at Child Care Aware of Kansas.

Let's Move! Child Care
Join Let’s Move! Child Care today! Inspire healthy habits in young children that can last a lifetime.   Let's Move! Child Care

Kansas Children's Service League eLearning Opportunities
KCSL's eLearning program offers online classes for early care and education professionals that meet licensing requirements and advance professional growth.  For a schedule of classes click here!

Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities (KCCTO)
Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, Inc. (KCCTO) is a state-wide training office dedicated to providing quality, accessible, professional development opportunities to family child care providers, child care center staff, and other early education professionals throughout Kansas.

Find the training you want here!

Child Care Educational Training Opportunity
There are three courses available on KS-Train that are approved for CCL hours. These courses may be used by providers who need annual in-service hours. These hours are free to providers. KS-Train also offers, to providers, free “Safe Slumber” for the two hour health and safety requirement.

Healthy Futures-Medication Administration in Early Education and Child Care Settings-Child Care Providers (1025817)

ABC's of Asthma for Child Care Workers (1047617)

JOCO: Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care (1033520) 

Safe Slumber: Creating a Safe Sleep Environment 2015 (1054773)