The Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools (KAIRS) is the state’s largest organization of non-public schools. Now in its 46th year, KAIRS is committed to excellence in education and to maintaining unity within its membership and productive relationships with public school leadership.

As it represents more than 35,000 Kansas school children, almost 2,400 teachers and more than 22,000 families, KAIRS strives to ensure that children attending religious and independent schools are treated equitably in educational law, policy and programs.

For the past several years, KAIRS also provides outstanding professional development programs for non-public school administrators and Pre-K - 12 teachers.

ANNUAL Early Childhood Educators Workshop 2017
Fostering Readiness in Early Childhood
March 18 - Salina, Kansas

KAIRS is pleased to be partnering again with Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, Inc. (KCCTO). Plan to attend this day-long interactive workshop led for the second year by KCCTO Trainer Berni Kappel. The March 18 event will be hosted by Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.


  • Introduction to Designing Environment
  • Teaching Strategies to Enhance Transitions

Register at the KCCTO web site (go to Community Based Registration)

or, see the Early Childhood Educators Workshop 2017 web page for more info and to download the registration form.

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