Child CareKSU Child Development Center
Debra Ring, Director
1948 Jardine Drive, Building L-9
The KSU Child Development Center is a nonprofit corporation serving the child care needs of K-State students, faculty, and staff. It is fully licensed by Kansas and is professionally staffed.
The center offers full-day programs for toddlers (ages 12 months and walking through 21/2), preschoolers (ages 21/2 through 5), and school-age children (ages 5-12). Limited part-time program spaces are offered to families of toddler and preschool children who need regular flexible care. The center is open all year offering care Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The school operates early childhood programs for children aged 6 weeks through five years at the Stone House Ruth Hoeflin Early Childhood Education Center and C.Q. and Georgia Chandler III Institute for Child and Family Studies on N. Manhattan Ave. Enrollment in the programs is open to members of the K-State and Manhattan communities. The facility is licensed by the state of Kansas.
The Early Childhood Center consists of two classrooms and provides full day care and education for 30 children ranging in age from 18 months to five years of age. Priority in enrollment is given to children of parents working full time.
The Early Childhood Laboratory hosts an interagency program with USD 383. The facility integrates children who have disabilities with nonhandicapped children. Forty-eight children, ranging in age from 3 to 5 years, are enrolled in this part-day preschool program.
The Infant-Toddler Early Learning Center provides full day early care and education services to eight eligible children, aged 6 weeks to three years. Children are enrolled through the Riley County Early Head Start/Family Connections program.
The learning environments and planned activities are designed to foster children's cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical growth and development.