Day Care & Preschools

Child care in the region varies in size as well as in scope. However, if your priorities are searching for child care with a progressive curriculum, before & after school programs, or a smaller day care setting, we recognize the importance of making the right choice for your family. Businesses listed further below on the page are local certified preschools and day care providers that may be just what you are looking for.

The following report, "Access to Affordable, Quality Child Care in Pottawatomie County, Kansas", was compiled through a collaborative effort by the Pottawatomie County Child Care Task Force and the K-State Research and Extension Applied Research in Child Health and Enhancing Resilience (ARCHER) Lab. This report covers strategic goals and steps for the development of new and creative programs to enhance the availability and affordability of day care for children from birth to five years. The link below will take you to a draft of this report. 

Child Care Businesses

Business Contact Address Contact Phone Contact Email
Cool Care Club   2121 Blue Hills Rd
(785) 341-5290  
Loving Arms Childcare   1531 St. Marys Rd.
Junction City
(785) 238-2767  
Boys and Girls Club

Abby Treadwell

220 S Fifth St Manhattan

(785) 341-0811

Brilliant Beginnings Jenni Ebert 17680 Old Post Rd Wamego

(785) 456-1230 
Hope Lutheran Kristi Hirsch 3560 Dempsey Rd Manhattan

(785) 587-9400
Little Love Bugs Heather Melton 5574 Maefield Dr Wamego

(785) 456-4847
Creche Facility

Micah Stutz

8200 S Port Dr Manhattan

(785) 320-7000

Jamboree Daycare

Jenna Reid

8385 US-24 Manhattan (785) 370-3966

Adventure Time   721 Leonard St,
NEK-CAP Angie Hobbs   (785) 535-2070

Child Care Contacts

Contact Contact Phone Contact Email 
Harriet Schmidt
Eileen Burenheide
Kathy Wagoner
Shannon Downs
Misty Williams
Cristina Hargitt

(785) 477-0331

Mary Altenhofen (785) 457-3719
Daryn Soldan (785) 456-7849
Lisa Kenworthy (785) 457-3719
Erin Tynon (785) 457-3319
Michael Tomson- DeGreeff (785) 383-3763
Rick Hernandez (785) 456-7872

Child Care Facilities in Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
Children Aged 0-4: 1,870 Facilities Capacity
Child Care Center 6 301
Group Day Care Home 12 144
Head Start Child Care Center 1 20
Licensed Day Care Home 51 510
Preschool 0 0
Total 70 975