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Are you looking for Professional Development Opportunities?

The WKU CCR&R delivers comprehensive, high-quality, and cost-effective professional development opportunities. Our training focuses on topics of ongoing interest, recent innovations and initiatives, and current best practices in all content areas.

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View WKU CCR&R Training Information to learn how to make the most out of your training and more!

Do you need to register for training or view the training calendar?

Visit CCR&R Professional Development Online.

Are you thinking about starting a child care program?
Child care programs are vital to our economy.

They enable parents to go to work while providing loving, learning spaces for children.

To find out if this is the right business for you, check out the potential providers’ page for more information on the requirements and qualifications necessary.


Do you need information about STARS for KIDS NOW, Kentucky's voluntary child care quality rating system or Kentucky's Early Childhood Development Scholarships?

Visit the Quality Enhancement Initiative website for information.

For information on upcoming STARS For Kids Now Overview Sessions, please contact your STARS Quality Coordinator:

Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties: Taylor Tucker, (270) 901-1157 or (800) 790-0990, ext. 11157. You can also e-mail her at taylor.tucker@uky.edu.

Hart County:
Karen Hellman by phone at (270) 706-8755 or e-mail at Karen.Hellman@uky.edu.

Metcalfe or Monroe County:
Chrystal Wilson by phone at (606) 451-6932 or (877) 629-972. You can also e-mail Chrystal at Chrystal.Wilson@uky.edu.


Join PRO-TALK

PRO-Talk stands for Professional Resource Opportunities. A Listserv is a special e-mail group where messages can be sent from one person to all other persons who subscribe to the group. This communication system encourages rich discussions among peers and serves as a quick way to get a message to the entire group.

Using PRO-Talk will give you an opportunity to share professional ideas, questions, answers, resources, and concerns about early childhood and childcare.

All we need is your name, email address, and a password of your choice.

What are you waiting for?

Join today


The Child Care Professional is the Newsletter of the Child Care Resource and Referral at WKU

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 Last Modified 7/22/13