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2024 Hunter Award

This award is reserved for an individual who have shown outstanding devotion in supporting Family Child Care Providers in Kansas and whose leadership has promoted quality standards in the field. It is given annually at our professional event in April.

2020 Annual Conference

The Hunter Advocacy Award was established in 1998 in recognition of the critical role Kharon Hunter played in the formation of the state organization for family child care providers and her continued advocacy efforts.

Kharon was well known throughout the State as a dedicated trainer and advocate, and an ever-present source of knowledge and information to all who knew her.


Kharon lost her battle with breast cancer after a 14 year struggle and passed away in December 2000. However, she left behind a legacy including many family child care providers who were proud to call her a mentor and friend.

This award serves as a continuing tribute to her life and untiring efforts on behalf of children, families and the profession of family child care.

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Do you know someone that is deserving of this distinguished award? 

A person who goes above and beyond to support family child care and is a leader in the early childhood field.

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