Referral Programs

Flint Hills Child Care Resource and Referral Agency

For children with military parent only (Military parent does not need to be living with child)
2323 Anderson Avenue-Suite 250
785-532-7197 or 800-227-3578 or e-mail pketing@k-state.edu 
Patty Peschel

Provides a list of licensed or registered child care providers with vacancies matching your needs.

KACCRA

Kansas Association for Child Care Resource Agency
877-678-2548

Provides a list of licensed or registered child care providers

Manhattan / Riley County Health Department

2101 Claflin Road
776-4779, ext. 240
Sandy Johnson

Lists licensed childcare providers for parents and is the office to address concerns about centers or day care homes.

Raising Riley/Smart Start Scholarships
2101 Claflin
587-2039
Brandy Springer

Stop by the Family and Child Resource Center for an application and information package.

Additional Information and Resources

Child care general information and opportunities

HealthWave

Low- or no-cost Kansas health insurance coverage for children. Some low-income parents may also qualify for health coverage.

Mother and Child Reunion

A parenting, education, and health resource. Includes child/family stories, tips, activities, and coupons.

National Child Care Information Center

This center's website "is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information."

Additional resources

WonderWise Parent

Online, no-cost parenting courses and programs designed to assist parents in child-rearing.

Dear Neighbors program
The Ring of Valor

Provided by:

Charles A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor and Extension Specialist
School of Family Studies and Human Services
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506