The Center provides early childhood care and education programs for children of
- K-State students,
- staff, and
- community families.
The Center is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to serve 230 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age at the Jardine site. During the academic year, the center provides care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. During the summer months, the center offers a Summer Camp for Kindergartners to the age of 12.
The Center is proud to be one of 8 percent of childcare centers accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Accreditation is a mark of excellence that is awarded by an independent, third-party organization when a center proves that it continuously maintains high standards of quality in early childhood education and care. To earn accreditation, a center goes through a rigorous evaluation process to ensure it meets standards of excellence that go above and beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements.