Ottawa County Daycare

Find Ottawa 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.


Little Samaritans Child Development Center 815 North Rothsay Avenue Minneapolis KS 67467 785-392-2216


Noahs Ark Preschool Inc 418 North Rock Street Minneapolis KS 67467 785-760-0280

Ottawa County Head Start 612 North Rothsay Avenue Minneapolis KS 67467 785-392-2279

Ottawa County Head Start 612 North Rothsay Avenue Minneapolis KS 67467 785-392-2279

About Ottawa County Daycares

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

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

Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa County.

Ottawa County Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Ottawa 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.