vWe are always looking to our membership for ways to expand on services and for suggestions on how this association can unite together to better assist and promote

child care in our community.


Our association will offer you: 

Support and Assistance
You will have the opportunity to meet with others in the child care business to share ideas on operating an efficient, profitable and high quality service which benefits you and the families that you work with. And after 41 years in this business there are not many questions we can't answer for you, but if for some reason we just don't know we will be glad to help you find the answer. 


​Learning Opportunities

Exciting News -Workshops Being Offered Again

  Cindy Harris has stepped up and is coordinating these for us.  They will be offered every other month from 6:30 to 8:30 on different days of the week. So it's important to check in often because they will no longer be offered on the last Friday of every month from 7 to 9 like they used to be. They are free and EVERYONE is invited. You don't need to be a member of our association to attend.  As soon as she gets them arranged they will be posted here and our Blue Springs Child Care Association Providers Only facebook page.



Socials-Special Events-Field Trips

-Socials-

Hoping to have socials in September-December-March-June

If anyone would like to be on a committee or if you have an idea pleasedon't hesitate to call

-Special Events-

Christmas Party-Saturday Dec.9-5pm

410 SW Graystone Drive-Grain Valley, Mo. 64029

Everyone needs to bring something-let Cindy know

or post it on our Facebook Page-BSCCA Members only

gift exchange limit 15.00

-Field Trips-

GAGE 2nd Friday of every month - 10am - $6.00



 -Educare Child Care Provider Training-FREE-

Clock hours provided-You can register on-line in advance at KCLINC/educare or just before the workshop starts at 8:30am

Infant-Child CPR-First Aid

Contacts

LaChandra Calhoun 889-5055 ext 1233

Deborah Reid 889-5055 ext 1260

Next workkshop October 8, 2016 Fire Prairie Upper Elementary School 24810 East US Highway 24 Circle Independence, Mo 64056 8:30am to 12:30pm



 ​​-Parents as Teachers-

If you have a 3 to 5 year old that you feel has some problems you can tell your day care parents that they can call 874-3491 and arrange to have their child tested for free. With the parent's premission you can take them in to be tested if the parent is unable to take the time off.


Don't forget Dial-A-Story 816-701-3456


 Just A Little Advice for In-Home Child Care Center Providers

Please consider joining us-for field trips if you are caring for children 3 and up-it's not only fun for the children, but it helps to prevent providers from burning out. Get involved, come to our workshops even if you are not state licensed and don't need the hours, you get to talk to others that understand what you are going thru and share ideas. Develop friendships so you feel comfortable picking up the phone and calling another provider, if you are having some kind of problem or just a bad day. Nationwide the average burn out rate for child care providers is 4 years, but several of our members have been in this business 25 plus years, with more than half being in this business 12 plus years. It really helps to socialize with adults that are doing the same job you are doing. This advice is coming from someone who has been in this business for 40 years since September. And I attribute a lot of that to being able to pick up the phone when I get frustrated or to close to the situation, to make a good judgement and talking to one of my friends in the association that truly understand what I am going thru. 


If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like more information, feel free to contact us:

President Cathy Smith at 816-229-0507

Vice-President Jennifer Reaney-1-541-390-3001
The Blue Springs Child Care Association's e-mail is bscca1975@yahoo.com