ERC Resource and Referral

Child Care Aware

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1100 SW Wanamaker, Suite 101
Topeka, KS 66604 (m
Phone: (785) 357-5171
Toll Free: (877) 678-2548
Fax: (785) 357-1813


Lawrence Office:
2706 Iowa, Suite C
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: (785) 865-0669

Pittsburg Office:
105 West 3rd Street
Pittsburg, KS 67401 (m)

Reva Wywadis, Executive Director
Laurie Pigg, Director of Referral Services

Mission Statement: ERC Resource & Referral, Inc., d/b/a Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas supports the development and learning of young children by offering programs and services that improve the quality and accessibility of child care for working families.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


  • Helping child care programs offer high-quality care by providing professional development, technical assistance and coaching by telephone or on site, and access to resources.
  • Helping parents understand how to choose high quality child care that meets the unique needs of their family, and providing referrals that match their criteria.

Eligibility: There are no income eligibility requirements.  Child care programs must be in the agency 33-county service delivery area in eastern and southeastern Kansas.  Child care referrals serve the entire state.

How to Apply: Call or visit the center

Fees: No fees for child care referrals. Child care programs may have a nominal fee to attend classes.

Funding: Individual donor support, Designers’ Show house, contributions, Shawnee County Social Service Funds, the Kansas Department for Children and Families through Child Care Aware of Kansas, the United Way of Greater Topeka, Kansas Children’s Cabinet, Topeka Community Foundation, ERC Endowment, Douglas County United Way, The kansas Health Foundation, The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, grants and special projects.

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