The care, education and well-being of our children is paramount to success and happiness of families, and the productivity of the communities in which they live. In Butler County, communities are working hard to provide smart solutions for families, child care providers and educators through Rainbows United Smart Start of Butler County. Improved access to quality child care, education, and health and wellness information give area children a Smart Start in life.
Children get a critical boost with Smart Start of Butler County.
For many, improving the quality of child care in Butler County is one of the most important initiatives we as a community can undertake. Funded by Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund and in partnership with a comprehensive network of government, early childhood education specialists and the business community. Families have increased access to affordable, quality child care in centers and/or licensed child care homes.
Smart Start of Butler County is opening doors of opportunity for quality child care, early childhood mental health, and provider training and support in the following ways:
Providing financial assistance to families in the form of child care scholarships.
Offering scholarship funds to help child care providers advance their skills through college courses in the child care field.
Developing mentoring and training opportunities for families and child care providers.
Awarding mini-grants to help providers prepare their home or center in meeting child care licensing standards.
Supplying relevant child care expertise and informational materials to child care providers, families and community partners.
Consulting with a mental health specialist on issues relevant to families and child care providers.
Smart Start of Butler County is a community connection to early childhood education and child care resources and expertise. Check it out! Our Smart Start lending library has over 750 books and videos; we have had several visitors come to the El Dorado office to check out books. Or ask about getting your new selections delivered to those individuals who cannot get to El Dorado. If you are interested in learning more about items we have available, please contact us!
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