Become a Trainer

Interested in training early childhood providers and educators in the state of Kansas?

KCCTO is seeking individuals who share our vision of increasing the availability of quality training opportunities for child care providers. Particularly in rural counties, in-person training experiences can be harder to access. You can be a part of the solution!

What is an in-person trainer?

An in-person trainer offers training at a physical location where participants are required to physically attend.

Benefits of Becoming a KCCTO-approved Trainer:

  • Have access to KDHE approved training library (presentations, handouts, activities)
  • Have the ability to help your team earn KDHE clock hours on your own schedule
  • Deliver trainings within your community to increase access to quality content
  • Gain experience conducting training
  • Earn extra money – you set your own fees for courses delivered at the community-level

Support Provided by KCCTO:

  • Receive coaching and mentoring to improve your training delivery
  • Receive administrative support from KCCTO such as the management of course marketing, registration, and issuance of completion certificates
  • Invitations to attend exclusive training for KCCTO approved trainers
  • Access to apply for mini-grants to offset out-of-pocket expenses

What does this trainer approval process look like?

First, you will need to submit an application. Once you pass an initial review of your application and a scenario-based interview, you’ll engage in a provisional trainer period that includes training opportunities, self-assessment, and self-reflection, all with an experienced mentor trainer.

Please note: becoming an approved KCCTO Trainer is a voluntary and non-paid position (mini-grants provided upon request as funds are available). Once approved, you will reserve the right to set fees for your training events appropriate to the audience.


We are currently looking for in-person trainers who have:

  • An Associates degree or higher AND 12 credit hours in Early Childhood
  • 5000 hours of field work in the last 10 years from any one or combination of the following areas:
    • Direct work with young children and families
    • Supervision, leadership, or management of programs
    • Program coordination, development, or regulation
    • Training, instruction, or technical assistance of programs
    • Evaluation or research with young children and families
How to Apply

Below you’ll find a list of PDF documents to gather in preparation of application:

  • Current Resume – with email contact information for two references listed
  • Child Care License – your current license, if applicable
  • Education Transcript – report highest degree earned. Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended are accepted
  • Trainer Credentials and Certifications – copies of certificates, licenses, or credentials
    • Examples: PAS, BAS, ASQ, CLASS, Triple P, Early Head Start/Head Start specific or Conscious Discipline®
  • Self-Assessment of Trainer Competencies – is included in the application. You can familiarize yourself with the Trainer Competences HERE.

All documents are requested for upload within the application

The KCCTO In-Person Trainer Application is available to access throughout the months of April, July, and October.

Ready to Apply?

The KCCTO Trainer Application is available to access throughout the months of April, July, and October. Questions? Email