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Free How to Become a Childcare Provider Seminar Scheduled Early April

Judd Weil


The Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation, in partnership with the Dodge City Community College, Small Business Development Center, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Russell Child Development, Child Care Aware, and Bright Beginnings will host a free class on how to become a licensed childcare provider on Thursday, April 7.

The purpose of the class is to provide basic information to anyone who may be interested in opening a licensed daycare.

Dodge City has a particular shortage of licensed childcare providers.

“The lack of available childcare creates a variety of struggles for many families,” said Kyla Keller Rural Education and Workforce Alliance (REWA) Coordinator. “Not having access to reliable childcare means working fewer hours, taking a pay cut, or leaving the workforce altogether, meanwhile businesses are losing productivity and revenue.”

Steps to Become a Child Care Provider will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University/Training Center in Hennessey Hall.

Speakers will address the state requirements, early childhood education degrees programs. and the many resources available for childcare providers.

Register online at

For more information contact Kyla Keller with the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation, at 620-227-9501 or

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