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Suddenly in Charge

You’re suddenly in charge?! K-State Research and Extension is here to help you and others be safe and healthy.

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Suddenly in Charge is designed to help teens and tweens with their roles in taking care of younger children.

Check back often for more tips and guides to help you meet the needs of the young people in your care.


  • Suddenly in Charge Tip Sheets, Family Information Sheet, Safety Checklist

  • Guides for caring for young children here.

  • Guides for families about managing household duties during the Covid-19 crisis here.


For questions, please contact Dr. Bradford Wiles, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Early Childhood Development at bwiles@ksu.edu.

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