Shared Services Hub
The Shared Services Hub is a resource for early childhood care providers in a 16-county area in Northeast Kansas. We are proud to be able to offer services such as a substitute pool, translation, HR services, legal services, and a health consultant, all of which can be accessed through the Share Services Hub program. If you're an early childhood care provider in any of our counties, please contact us for more information on how to access the Shared Service Hub.
Our service counties are: Brown, Chase, Doniphan, Douglas, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Marshall, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Waubaunsee
Our Translation Services team is committed to providing top-notch translation services to help early childhood providers communicate beyond language barriers. We offer up to 40 hours per month of translation services in Spanish, but we are happy to discuss other language needs as well. No matter the language, our translators are here to help.
Early Childhood HR Specialist
We are proud to offer a shared HR Specialist who is dedicated to helping our team members navigate the complexities of HR-related processes.
The HR Specialist assists with onboarding, benefits administration, child care licensing background checks, employee relations, and other administrative duties.
By providing this service, we free up your, allowing you to focus on providing high-quality care and education in your community.
Our Legal Specialist resource provides five hours of legal advice per month to network members in the Northeast Kansas Learning Service Community Area.
This will include an initial review of legal concern with advice on how to proceed.
Childcare Management Support
Collecting data and information can be a cumbersome burden to early childhood care providers. The Shared Service Hub can help make that process work more smoothly.
Our Shared Services Program Manager can connect the Northeast Kansas Learning Service Community Area with access and training on early childhood care child managment databases. This will include assisting with facility set up and automation of processes.
We have partnered with Customized Early Education to provide trained early childhood professionals at various levels of education and qualifications ready to help you in your programs.
Substitute pool staff have completed all required KDHE training, physicals, TB skin tests, cleared background checks and are fingerprinted (with current centers). This process provides experienced providers with a substitute if they have staff on vacation or out ill, while providing young teachers with experience.
Shared Services Hub and Customized Early Education are seeking to expand the reach of the program, so check in to see if the substitute pool is available in your community!
Community Children's Center has a strong referral relationship with our assigned Child Care Health Consultant.
Individuals who inquire with Child Care Aware about becoming a provider in Douglas County are referred to our Professional Support Network. So our staff can walk alongside them through their licensing process in Douglas County. We can also refer individuals to our Child Care Health Consultant for all the information and support that is available at the regional and state level.
The Shared Services Hub extends this model to all members in the Northeast Kansas Learning Service Community Area, providing a local connection to what can be a daunting state process.
The Shared Services Hub promotes a high-quality, comprehensive childcare program. Our partnership with L2Q, a consultant specializing in supporting quality journeys, allows us to continually improve our services and meet quality indicators specific to designated content areas.
Our team of experienced professionals provides an engaging educational experience designed to foster the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.
We are also an engaged member of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet System Improvement Team, providing a unique opportunity to represent a Learning Community Service Area’s insights and concerns at the state level.
The Shared Services Hub provides opportuntities throughout the year for professional training development opportunities that are approved for training clock hours by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.