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Childcare Providers

ChildrenLincoln County has a need for at least two to three full-time childcare providers in the Lincoln or Sylvan Grove areas for all ages including infants. Our current providers are well respected in the community; however, they are typically full and cannot accept any more children under their childcare license.  This makes it very difficult for new parents, new residents, and/or those switching employment to find a childcare provider.

Benefits of owning and operating an in-home licensed daycare include: median income of $42,521 (according to a 2016 study by Kansas Child Care Aware), tax write-offs for common household purchases (because they are critical for business operations), providing a positive and stable environment for children to grow and learn, providing a needed service to parents, and being an important part of a child’s life.

For individuals looking to start a business, there are many resources available to help you get started:

  1. Kansas Child Care Aware – Helps providers get started by offering training and certifications, assisting with planning and overcoming hurdles, and providing step-by-step assistance.  Once a provider is operating, they help refer parents to providers that have openings.  Call Deb Homman at 785-823-3343 (toll free at 855-750-3343) or email debb@ks.childcareaware.org.
    1. Number of Childcare Facilities by County
    2. Resource Sheet for Lincoln County
    3. 2015 Workforce Study Child Care Profile for Lincoln County
    4. Types of Child Care
  2. Kansas Department of Health & Environment – Licenses childcare providers and inspects facilities to ensure a safe environment for children.  The Primary Child Care Facility Surveyor for Lincoln County is Mishele Longfellow with the Cloud County Health Department.  Call Mishele at 785-243-8140 or e-mail mlongfellow@cloudcountyks.org.
  3. Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (LCEDF) – Works with locals and helps direct entrepreneurs and small business owners to develop business plans and connect with financial resources.  The LCEDF has recently (November, 2016) completed a countywide survey to better understand the current and future childcare needs of parents and residents.  There were 73 responses.  To see results of the survey, please contact the LCEDF.

 

 

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