KITS is a program of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute at Parsons and is supported through grants from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment-Infant Toddler Services. The KITS project is designed to provide a training and resource system for early intervention networks and early childhood special education program staff through collaborative training and technical assistance activities on a comprehensive statewide basis.
KITS supports professional development through training developed or sponsored by KITS and training opportunities from a variety of organizations via an online collaborative training calendar.
Additionally, the Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services (ECSET) provides technical assistance to districts and schools across the state. ECSET supports Kansas students, early childhood through secondary, to meet Kansas Standards. This includes the development, implementation, and continuous improvement monitoring process that ensures compliance with federal and state laws and administrative regulations, including the engagement of the student, families, and the community.
Continuum of Training in Early Childhood and Workforce Development in Kansas
|Training with Families||Infant Mental Health Certificate||Community College
|Practicuum Partners||Bachlors Degree
Early Childhood or
Early Childhood or
with Graduate Degree
Program with ECU
|Children's Alliance of Kansas||Kansas Association for
Infant and Early
Childhood Mental Health
|Cloud County Community College||54 - Early Care & Education Sites||Kansas State University||Emporia State University||Kansas State University
(Birth through Kg)
|Families Together||Dodge City Community College||Kansas State University||Wichita State Univerisity
(Birth through Grade 3)
|Kansas Children's Service League (KCSL)||Highland Community College||University of Kansas|
|Kansas Parent Information
|Hutchinson Community College||University of St. Mary|
|Johnson County Community College|
|Labette Community College|
Lindeman, D.P. (July, 2015). Continuum of training in early childhood and workforce development in Kansas. Parsons, Ks: University of Kansas Life Span Institute at Parsons.