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, a nationally accredited early care and education program, is looking for a highly dedicated and enthusiastic Assistant Teacher for a preschool room. This position if full time, 12 month term. Pay Rate: $8.32- $11.18 per hour. 2 positions available.

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

Ability to pass KBI Background Check, Physical and TB Test required. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma with one year teaching experience in a licensed center or preschool or 7-9 credit hours in Child Development or equivalent Early Childhood training with 3 months experience in a licensed center or preschool.

Screening starts March 19, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.

Send application, letter of interest, transcripts and 3 work related references to: 1 Jardine Drive, Manhattan, KS 66506. Questions call Ashley Lignitz at 785-532-3700 or email A criminal background check will be required for the candidates selected for hire. EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.