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Office Location

MCC-Penn Valley      
Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development      

3201 Southwest Trafficway   
Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: 816.604.4700
Toll Free: 1.866.676.6224
Fax: 816.759.4527


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The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development offers a wealth of support to trainers using Developing Your Family Child Care Business™. Our goal is to ensure your success in delivery of the program, and to support you in preparing, planning and marketing your training.

To receive trainer support you must be a certified trainer. For more information, please see Become a Trainer.

Support Services

Peer Learning Conference Calls
The Francis Institute conducts periodic conference calls focusing on specific training issues and best practices for Developing Your Family Child Care Business™ certified trainers. These are offered at no charge.

Comprehensive Web Site The Francis Institute web site includes curriculum support materials, schedules of events, marketing collaterals, and ordering options. Some of these features are only accessible to certified trainers through the use of a user name and password.

Phone Consultation
All certified trainers are eligible for telephone consultation support. 

Last Modified: 2/22/16