Frequently Asked Questions
What should I look for in a child care for my child?
You can read about what a quality care center for your child should look like, including questions to ask a potential provider, on our “What does quality care look like?” page. You can also find out more about our own quality care center in our School page.
Do you offer scholarships?
Positive Bright Start does offer scholarships, or child care tuition assistance, to qualifying families at our school, and at some other quality care centers in our area. You'll find more information about our school on the School page, as well as scholarship applications and a list of participating facilities under the Scholarships tab.
How do I get licensed as a child care provider?
Home care providers and child care centers must be licensed to provide care through the State of Kansas. Every care provider should display his or her license prominently in their space. You can also check a provider’s history of violations and current license status with the Lawrence Douglas County Health Department, or by phone at 785-843-3060.
How do I find a child care center for my child?
You can contact Child Care Aware of Kansas at 877-678-2548 for a child care referral. They can tell you which centers in the area may have openings for your child.
What is CACFP?
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federal reimbursement program, administrated in our area by Positive Bright Start, for licensed home care providers who serve nutritious food to the children in their care.
What are ACES?
ACES, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, refer to early childhood traumas that are linked to a person's lifelong risk of violence victimization and perpetration, health, and opportunity. You can read more about ACES at the CDC website.
Our Positive Bright Start therapists are trained and qualified to work with children and families overcoming ACES.
Where can I get other assistance in our community?
A variety of agencies in the area provide a variety of services and forms of assistance. For a list of agencies and the services they provide, see our Community Resources list.
Why is Early Childhood Education important?
What do I do if my child is asked not to attend a child care center?