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All CAPS services are free of charge. CAPS receives program funding from the Salina Area United Way, local service organizations, churches,
memberships, foundations, corporate grants and the annual Celebrity Benefit Auction. Local donations providing solutions to local problems!
|Saline County School Readiness Project
|More than one-third of our nation’s children arrive at school without the social and
cognitive skills they need to fully learn and participate – they are not ready to learn. These
deficiencies can have long term effects on children’s success in school
and later in life.
|Why Early Childhood Matters
By age 3, a child’s brain has reached about 90% of it’s full development. As a result,
children’s earliest experiences have a profound impact on the way their brains organize and
develop, and can affect their ability to learn and succeed in school and later in life.
Children who have secure and loving relationships with parents and caregivers, along with
nurturing developmental experiences, are more likely to do better in school and later
contribute to society.
Improving early care and education
so all Saline County children enter school ready-to-learn!
Child Development Associate
Child care center staff and home
providers can earn a CDA credential.
Click here for more information!
& Compensation Helps
Scholarship program that covers 80%
of tuition & books for child care
providers wanting to earn an
Associate's degree in Early Childhood.
|Professional Development Incentive &
Educational Supplement Program
These are two programs aimed at
rewarding providers who have
increased knowledge in the early
childhood field. Providers can only
participate in one of these programs.
|Special Needs Subsidy
Saline county licensed family child care
providers or child care centers are
eligible for this subsidy if they are willing
to care for children with special needs.
|Parent Coaching Sessions