Douglas County Daycare

Find Douglas County 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.


Baldwin Rec Summer Discovery Day Camps 100 Bullpup Drive Baldwin KS 66006 785-594-4367


Ballard Community Services Brookcreek Learning Site 200 Mount Hope Court Lawrence KS 66044 785-865-5002

Building Blocks After School 1411 East 1850 Road Lawrence KS 66046 785-856-6399

Building Blocks Day Care Center 1411 East 1850 Road Lawrence KS 66046 785-856-6399

Century School Inc 816 Kentucky Street Lawrence KS 66044 785-832-2010

Childrens Learning Center Inc 205 North Michigan Street Lawrence KS 66044 785-841-1218

Community Childrens Center At Edgewood 925 Vermont Street Lawrence KS 66044 785-979-9781

Community Childrens Center Inc 925 Vermont Street Lawrence KS 66044 785-842-2251

Edna A Hill Child Development Center & Preschool 1000 Sunnyside Avenue Lawrence KS 66045 785-864-4349

Elizabeth B Ballard Community Center 708 Elm Street Lawrence KS 66044 785-842-2072

Eudora Parks And Recreation 1638 Elm Street Eudora KS 66025 785-542-2172

First Presbyterian Church Preschool And Extended Day 2415 Clinton Parkway Lawrence KS 66047 785-842-2829

First Step At Lakeview Childcare Center 3015 West 31st Street Lawrence KS 66047 785-843-3926

First United Methodist Church Early Childhood Programs 867 U.s. 40 Lawrence KS 66049 785-841-1303

Giving Tree Preschool 1000 Kentucky Street Lawrence KS 66044 785-843-3067

Giving Tree Preschool 1000 Kentucky Street Lawrence KS 66044 785-838-8366

Googols Of Learning Child Development Center 500 Rockledge Road Lawrence KS 66049 785-856-6600

Googols Of Learning Child Development Center At Wakarusa Valley Elementary 1104 East 1000 Road Lawrence KS 66047 785-856-6600

Green Pastures Preschool And Parents Day Out 2211 Inverness Drive Lawrence KS 66047 785-312-2761

Hilltop Child Development Center Inc 1605 Irving Hill Road Lawrence KS 66045 785-864-4494

About Douglas County Daycares

Douglas County 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 Douglas County, 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:
  • Douglas County home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Douglas County childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Douglas County, 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 Douglas County 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 Douglas County Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Douglas County background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Douglas County 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 Douglas County 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 Douglas County 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 Douglas County.

Douglas County Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Douglas County, 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.