KCCTO Cohorts

Would you like to receive free KDHE-approved training in a community of your peers? KCCTO is now recruiting child care providers in rural counties for participation in Cohorts. Participating providers will receive free training, support from a trained facilitator, a peer community, and access to materials and resources that will help meet your goals. Keep reading to learn more about our current Cohort options!

New Provider Cohorts

Family Child Care Providers encounter many unique challenges related to not only running a business, but balancing family and child care in the same space. The New Provider Cohorts are specifically for KDHE licensed family child care programs (referred to by child care licensing as Daycare and Group Daycare Homes) that have been newly licensed in the previous 24 months. Support topics include business practices, setting up your environment, and self-care, as well as topics that meet your unique needs!

  • 1 year of KCCTO Facilitator support
  • 1 year membership to Child Care Providers Coalition of Kansas (CCPC)
  • Participation in a peer community
  • Quarterly resources and materials to meet program goals
  • 16 hours of free KDHE approved training
  • Discounted training opportunities after the Cohort ends

Regional Cohorts

We know that child care providers in many areas of Kansas do not have access to peer groups. The Regional Cohorts can help to connect any provider who cares for children in a KDHE licensed program to others in their geographic area. Support topics will be based on the needs of the group but may include providing inclusive care to children with special needs, culturally sensitive care, self-care, and mindfulness.

  • 1 year of KCCTO Facilitator support
  • Participation in a peer community
  • Connection to local programs and support
  • Quarterly resources and materials to meet your goals
  • Free KDHE approved training throughout the year

New Provider and Regional Cohorts are targeted to rural, densely-settled rural, and frontier counties.

Want to learn more?

Contact Berni Howe at bernihowe@ksu.edu or 785-532-7197; or fill out this this interest form https://tinyurl.com/KCCTOCohort

This project was made possible by grant number 90TP0078-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.