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.


K-State Center for Child Development

The K-State Center for Child Development began 24 years ago as a parent cooperative. It has grown to a full-service early care and education center for children ages infant through school age. Professional staff with early childhood credentials use a nationally acclaimed curriculum and child assessment system. Children learn through projects based on their interests, through community exploration, and through nature-based outdoor learning.

The K-State Center for Child Development provides family-centered childcare in an environment that incorporates the experiences and values of all families and encourages children to explore their diverse world. The center community is made up of families from all over the world, and the diversity at our center is celebrated on an ongoing basis. 

The center provides early quality Childcare and early childhood education for children of K-State students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community. The center has classrooms for infants (age 6 weeks to 1 year), toddlers (age 1 year to 2 years), toddlers (age 2 to 3 years) and preschool (ages 3 to 5 years). During the summer we will also have school age (ages K-5th). 

The center is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to serve 200 children. 

School Age Summer Program

Our school-age summer program will take your child on a learning adventure! This summer program will be filled with numerous projects, partnerships, and learning activities. Explore with us as we visit our campus, the Manhattan community, and the Flint Hills region of Kansas. Enrollment for school ages (K-11 years) is currently under way and classes will begin Tuesday, May 26 2015. 

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