Bowl O Rama THANKS!

Thank you so much for another successful Bowl-o-Rama!  We had so much fun, and raised a good amount of money to help our Positive Bright Start families.

We’d like to especially thank  the Bowl-O-Rama Committee:  Anna Jenny, Amberlee Johns, Vicki Condra-Williams, and Lisa Zweiner, the DCCDA Board, our Volunteer Photographer/Videographer Josh Johns, and of course, Royal […]

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Mini Conference

Attend our 26th Annual NE KS Early Childhood Professional Mini Conference and earn 5 hours of KDHE credit toward licensure!  Saturday March 4th from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St, Lawrence KS.

Read descriptions of course offerings and find registration forms here.

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DCCDA Holiday Closure Notice

The DCCDA office will be closed on Thursday December 22nd through the winter holidays.  We will reopen on Tuesday January 3rd.

Positive Bright Start will be closed on Monday December 26th through Monday January 2nd and reopen on Tuesday January 3rd.

Happy holidays!


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Join us for a Saturday afternoon of fun and bowling on Saturday January 28th from 3-5pm at Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa, Lawrence.

Entry fee is $20 per person per 5 person team ($100), or register as individual for $25 per person and be placed on a team.  We’ll have prizes and a Best Team Theme […]

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Farm to Preschool Training Offered by Sunrise Project

DCCDA CACFP participants and other caregivers are invited to attend a Farm to Preschool class offered November 15th.

Here’s some info from the Sunrise Project folks:

Join Sunrise Project for a “Getting Started with Farm to Preschool” training. This class will give early educators an introduction to the concepts and benefits of Farm to Preschool or Farm […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Short Notice! — training offered

Free training worth 3 hours of professional development

Tuesday, October 11th from 5:30-8:30 PM

at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street


Please join us and spread the word about an upcoming event, Tuesday Oct. 11, focusing on preventing child sexual abuse. We will screen the academy award winning film, “Spotlight”, followed by a panel discussion. What are […]

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2017 Scholarship Application

The new 2017 year scholarship applications are out!  We’ll begin accepting them, with all supporting documents, first-come, first-served, on Tuesday November 1st at 8:30am.


Families working with the Strengthening Families Network will need the 2017-financial-aid-application.



By |October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New CACFP Reimbursement Rates

For the 2016-2017 year, reimbursement rate per child per meal served:

Tier 1
Breakfast $1.31
Lunch/Supper $2.46
Snacks $0.73
Tier 2
Breakfast $0.48
Lunch/Supper $1.49
Snacks $0.20

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scholarship Update

The 2017 DCCDA Childcare Tuition Scholarship application will be made available on Tuesday October 4th.  It will be emailed to current scholarship participants, those on our waitlist, and community advocates. We will post in on our website and have paper copies at the DCCDA office.  Applicants will have the entire month of October to prepare […]

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Fall CACFP Classes

You only need 2 hours to complete your yearly CACFP training hours requirement.  Have you finished yours? Don’t wait!  Call the DCCDA Office 785-842-9679 and enroll today.  Contact Lisa or Marsha with questions.
Online Classes:
Whole Grain Train, Get On Board
register by July 24th

Whole Grain Train, Get On Board – Explains what whole grains are and why […]

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