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Center for Child Development

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Center for Child Development
Kansas State University
1400 Jardine Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Temporary Hours
due to COVID-19

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Standard Hours
of Operation

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Teachers and Staff

All classrooms have at least two adults present at all times. Classrooms have one full-time lead teacher and one full-time assistant teacher. Lead teachers have a minimum of a Child Development Associate Credential, and all teachers are actively involved in pursuing continuing education. In addition to the full time teachers, the Center has teacher aides assisting in the classrooms throughout the day.

The lead teachers’ qualifications exceed state requirements for working with young children both through educational background and work experience. Assistant teachers are supervised by the lead teachers and have previous experience and attend ongoing training at the Center.

Meet the center staff

The center staff includes

All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR, Recognition of illness and Abuse, and have tuberculosis (TB) and Health Screenings.

The University runs a background check on all full-time employees. The search checks employees’ criminal history for felony and misdemeanor convictions and the sex offender registry at county and federal levels in every jurisdiction where a candidate currently resides or has resided in the last 7 years.

In addition, a comprehensive fingerprint-based check is conducted. This consists of the following:

  • A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint check;
  • A search of the National Crime Information Center’s National Sex Offender Registry
  • A search of the following registries, repositories or databases in the state where the individual resides and each state where the individual has resided in the previous 5 years:
    • State criminal registry or repository;
    • State sex offender registry or repository;
    • State-based child abuse and neglect registry and database.
  • Out of state background checks for any state other than Kansas that an individual has lived in during the past 5 years and will include state criminal history, state sex offender registry and the state abuse and neglect registry