Gardner Daycare

Find Gardner Kansas daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.


Gardner Elementary Child Care Program 218 East Shawnee Street Gardner KS 66030 913-856-6792


Gardner Head Start 218 East Shawnee Street Gardner KS 66030 913-780-0741

Kiddie Corner 936 East Santa Fe Street Gardner KS 66030 913-856-6216

Little Building Blocks Day Care 813 East Lincoln Lane Gardner KS 66030 913-856-6563

Little Peoples Place 125 North Moonlight Road Gardner KS 66030 913-856-6866

Madison Elementary Child Care Program 800 West Madison Street Gardner KS 66030 913-856-6590

Moonlight Elementary School Age Care Program 17960 South Moonlight Road Gardner KS 66030 913-831-1331

Nike Elementary School Age Care Program 19500 South Gardner Road Gardner KS 66030 913-831-1335

Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center 306 East Madison Street Gardner KS 66030 913-856-6425

Sunflower Elementary School Age Care Program 775 North Center Street Gardner KS 66030 913-831-1331

About Gardner Daycares

Gardner Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Gardner, KS. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Gardner home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Gardner childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Gardner, Kansas come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Gardner Adult Daycares.

Kansas Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Kansas State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Kansas Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Gardner Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Gardner background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Gardner Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Gardner Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Kansas State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Gardner private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Gardner.

Gardner Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Gardner, Kansas. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, KS law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.