Information provided by Kansas librarians…
The links below connect you to agencies, organizations and others who can help you with family, questions, financial assistance sources, support group locations and other services for infants through seniors.
Infants and Toddlers
Zero to three – national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
Infant-Toddler services from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Information for day care facilities, babysitters and care seekers:
Kansas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies– this site provides a list of agencies in various parts of Kansas that help parents find child care providers and they assist those providers with continuing education.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Daycare homes and group daycare home regulations from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Kansas child care licensing and registration as certified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Materials available for caregivers from KU Early Childhood Resource Center.
Financial Help And Child Rearing
Child care subsidy program from the Kansas Department for Children and Families– supports all 28 Head Start programs in Kansas.
Tips For Child Rearing
Kansas Parent Information Resource Center has wonderful ideas, tips, and website links to arm parents:
Kindergarten in Kansas– guide for Kindergarten readiness.
Teen Law (Johnson County Public Library)
Kansas Bar Association’s public information pamphlets
Other Financial Assistance for Families
General financial assistance for families.
The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), in partnership with States, Territories and Tribes, promotes temporary assistance and economic self-sufficiency for children and families.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families from the Office of Family Assistance- through its divisions and program units, the Bureau provides assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting states, territories and tribes the federal funds and wide flexibility to develop and implement their own welfare programs. The assistance is time-limited and promotes work, responsibility and self-sufficiency.
Resources For Individuals With Disabilities
Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs
Assistance from Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Interhab – a resource network which serves its members through support, technical assistance and advocacy.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center– serves to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.
Sending Kids to College
Seniors Raising Grandchildren
Grandparents as Caregivers program
Relatives as Parents Program from the Kansas Department of Aging.
Guide to Food Assistance resources.
Kansas Health Care Association
and the Kansas Center for Assisted Living.
Medicare’s site to compare its ratings of nursing homes.
Kansas Advocates for Better Care– includes nursing home reports.
Independent living centers in Kansas.
AARP Doughnut Hole Calculator – helps determine coverage gap for prescription drugs under Medicare.
Kansas Senior Press online.
Listing of area senior centers.