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 Rosie Mitchell at (785)532-3700 or

Employment Forms & Current Openings :


The K-State Center for Child Development is a nationally accredited early care and education center with a new state-of-the-art facility developed expressly for early childhood education. We are recruiting a Director to join our team who are dedicated to high quality early care and education. The program focus includes connecting children to nature, social competence, the arts, literacy and health and wellness.  Value is placed on intentional teaching, emergent learning, the project approach and respectful relationships.  Our program is licensed for infants through five years as well as a summer camp for School-Age. Additionally, CCD supports KSU students through employment, practicum, research and internship opportunities and by offering student parents child care tuition assistance and support. Position is full time, 12 month, Salary Range:  $50,000 - $70,000.

Excellent Benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurances, flexible spending account, sick and vacation leave, K-State tuition assistance for self, spouse and dependents, staff childcare discount, and excellent retirement plan.

Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education Administration or equal degree, two years of early childhood administration in early childhood program or licensed center of more than 100 children; Leadership skills, professional, very detail orientated and able to multi-task.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Other Requirements:  Prior managerial experience in budget preparation and management, personnel administration and staff supervision, program development, community relations, grant writing. Knowledge of state and federal regulations and guidelines. Knowledge of principles, practices and objectives of quality childcare. A Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse families and community partnerships. Ability to pass KBI Background Check, Physical and TB Test required.

Open until filled. Priority Screening Starts: January 9, 2015

Send application, resume, letter of interest, transcripts, and 3 work related references to: K-State Center for Child Development, Human Resources Specialist, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Questions call Ashley Lignitz at 785-532-2958 or email A criminal background check will be required for the candidates selected for hire. EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.