NAEYC Accredited

Center for Child Development


Kansas State University
1 Jardine Drive

Manhattan, Kansas-66506




“I never thought that my son would go to same childcare that I went to back in 1986. It has been a great experience. Jackson loves his teachers, and he loves coming here.” Alisha Comer, 22. K-State architecture student.



We pursue excellence and integrity in creating supportive connections with families and staff while keeping children safe and healthy and helping them explore, understand and celebrate the world around them. Join us!

In addition to being able to make a difference in the lives of children on a daily basis the Center offers many benefits of employment. Full-time staff at the Center receive State of Kansas Unclassified Benefits including health insurance, paid sick and vacation time, retirement, life insurance, tuition assistance and paid holidays. The Center also offers a discount on childcare.

The Center also provides extensive orientation, ongoing professional development opportunities and helps pay for teachers to further their education in Early Childhood.

The K-State Center for Child Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees must pass a background check, health assessment, and TB test if selected for hire.

To apply for a full-time position contact our HR Specialist Ashley Lignitz at (785) 532-2958 or To apply for a part-time position contact our Assistant Director Kristin Nichols at (785)532-3700 or

Employment Forms & Current Openings :

Full-Time Preschool Support Staff

Full-Time Infant Lead Teacher

Full-Time Infant Assistant Teacher