New Providers

What training do I need as a new child care provider?

Foundation Courses

KCCTO offers several course options for new child care providers to meet the training requirements during your first year. Register for these online courses on our courses page.

Foundations Module: A bundled package of the 10 required topics for new providers, available over a period of 2 weeks.
• 18 KDHE approved clock hours
• $20

Módulo de Fundamentos (en Español): Un paquete completo con 10 de los cursos necesarios para la licencia de proveedores de cuidado de niños. Se ofrece en español con una especialista bilingüe. El módulo toma 2 semanas.
• 18 horas para KDHE
• $20

Foundation Individual Courses: The 10 required topics for new providers, offered individually, each available over a period of 1 week

  • Basics of Child Development
    • 2 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $5
  • Building and Physical Premises Safety
    • 1 KDHE approved clock hour
    • $5
  • Child Abuse and Neglect: Identification, Reporting, and Prevention
    • 2 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $5
  • Handling, Storing, and Disposing of Hazardous Materials and Biological Contaminants
    1 KDHE approved clock hour
    $5
  • Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
    • 3 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $10
  • Prevention of and Response to Emergencies Due to Food and Allergic Reactions
    • 2 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $5
  • Reducing the Risk of SIDS and Using Safe Sleep Practices
    • 2 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $5
  • Safe Steps: Administering Medication to Children
    • 2 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $5
  • Sound the Alarm: Emergency Preparedness in Child Care
    • 2 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $5
  • Transportation of Children
    • 1 KDHE approved clock hour
    • $5

State Fee Assistance for Child Care (DCF Subsidy) Course

If your child care program accepts state fee assistance for child care, the DCF Child Care Subsidy Program that helps families pay for the cost of child care, you may be required to take the following course:

  • Supporting Kansas Families: DCF Child Care Subsidy Program
    • 2 KDHE approved clock hours
    • $5

What resources do I need as a new child care provider?

As you start your journey as a new child care provider, here are a few resources you may find helpful:

Parent Handbook Guidance

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Parent-Provider Contract Outline

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Child Care Subsidy Overview

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Kansas Agency Resources for Child Care 

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Kansas Early Childhood Resources

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Web Resources for Early Care Providers in Kansas

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Visit the KCCTO-KITS ITSN website for a more comprehensive New Child Care Provider Packet.

State Agencies

What Kansas Agencies can help you in your work with young children?

Kansas Quality Network

Kansas Quality Network (KQN) is a new website offered by the Kansas Department for Children and Families that directs child care providers, families and communities to resources available for the advancement, support and recognition of continuous quality improvement efforts in child care in Kansas. KQN provides information on child care assistance and other services available to children and families, including eligibility requirements for early childhood education programs. KQN supports parents with information about how to choose child care for their families that goes beyond health and safety and assists child care providers in enhancing their professional skills by providing professional development and other opportunities that will help provide better early-learning experiences for children.