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Welcome to the Campus Child Care Center


Welcome to the Kansas City Kansas Community College Campus Child Care Center (CCC), established in 1978.  We are a licensed Child Care Center with the state of Kansas.  CCC is supported by the Foundation and operates under the Department of Student Services.  This program is also supported by various State and Federal grants.

The Campus Child Care has 5 classrooms for children ages 18 months – 12 years for students, staff, and faculty children.  CCC enrolls on a semester basis and offers flexibility for student schedules.  We operate on a first come first serve basis and follow the KCKCC academic calendar. 

CCC provides developmentally appropriate experiences children.  Our curriculum, HighScope, is centered on active participatory learning where children learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas.  Not only does the curriculum focus on the growth foundations of academics, it also encompasses social-emotional, physical, and creative areas. 

The Campus Child Care Center implements anti-bias practices.  We value and respect diversity in all people.  The goal is for children to:  1) have positive self-esteem and identity, 2) feel comfortable with differences in people, 3) create awareness of bias and stereotypes, and 4) interact with people of diverse backgrounds.  Teachers will appropriately address any bias behavior as well as plan activities based on observations about bias in the classroom.

Fees

$50 Enrollment Fee per semester

One-year old:  $5.25/hour

Two-year old:  $4.25/hour

Preschool:  $3.25/hour

School Age (only during summer):  $3.25/hour

Who Can Enroll

Children of:
  • Students
  • Staff
  • Faculty

Enrollment Package 

Vision Statement

Kansas City Kansas Community College Campus Child Care Center is the most progressive, forward moving, forward thinking, forward looking early childhood education center in the state of Kansas and beyond.

Statement of Philosophy

The Campus Child Care Center believes that children learn best through:
  • Play
  • Positive adult interactions and relationships
  • Active learning
  • Child friendly learning environments
  • Collaborations with families and community
  • Respecting differences
  • Authentic experiences
  • Family-style dining
  • Consistent, daily routine
  • Hands-on activities
  • Being in a safe environment
  • Having adults that support their learning
  • Following their interests
  • Making choices

Academic Relations

The Campus Child Care Center is a model early childhood program.  We provide educational experiences for college students and community to observe and learn.  Not only do we model high quality positive interactions with children we provide a setting for students to conduct activities and receive feedback for continuous improvement. 

In addition to college students, the Campus Child Care Center works collaboratively with other professionals in the field.

Curriculum

HighScope

The Campus Child Care Center utilizes the research-based HighScope Curriculum.  HighScope focuses on active learning, classroom arrangement, daily schedule, assessment, and curriculum.  Children learn through play, their interests and making choices.  Teachers act as facilitators or partners and use the Plan-Do-Review sequence as well as scaffolding to aid in individual development.  Teachers regularly plan based off daily observations, reflective practice and knowledge of children in group.  HighScope Curriculum also provides for diversity and disabilities.  Teachers will be trained in the HighScope Curriculum and how to effectively implement all components.

Anti-Bias Practices

We, at KCKCC, have an appreciation for multicultural education, respect for diversity and the enhancement of positive human relationships among its students, faculty, and the larger community. The Campus Child Care Center values diversity in everyone and wants children to develop positive self-esteem and self-identity. We want everyone to feel comfortable and be respectful with differences and give children the ability to stand up for themselves, and for others, when faced with bias. To accomplish this the Campus Child Care Center will create awareness of biases and stereotypes through books and classroom activities. In addition, teachers will model inclusive behavior as well as talk about their own experiences. Children will be given the opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds on a regular basis. Classroom environments will mirror several images of people that reflect diverse abilities, races, ethnicities, genders and economic statuses. Images of important individuals who participated in struggles for justice will be displayed in all classrooms and inappropriate stereotypical materials are not allowed.

Wellness Policies

Our children will learn how to make healthy choices about food and physical activity as part of their daily lives – building a foundation for a lifetime. We strive to work with our parents to promote healthy habits for life.  Our staff model healthy eating and physical activity while at KCKCC.

Child Assessments

All children will be formally assessed during the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters.  Teachers will use the authentic assessment COR Advantage to track developmental growth of children in your classroom.   Teachers will collect data daily by observing and making anecdotal notes (brief description of what child says or does).   During teacher planning time (naptime) you will enter your anecdote into COR Advantage database.  The ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE will be utilized by families to aid in the developmental process.  Results of the ASQ-3 will be placed in child portfolio.  Family conferences will occur at the end of each semester using the reports generated by COR Advantage, ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE in addition to individual child portfolios.  All children will have a progress report sent to their family on a monthly basis (excluding conference months).

Meal Times

The Campus Child Care Center participates in the Kansas Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The CACFP provides nutritious meals to children and helps them develop good eating habits which they will retain in later years.  Both of these nutritional goals are effectively pursued using family style meal services.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442 or
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
Contact Information
Erica Ritter - Director of Child Care Center
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  • 7250 State Avenue
  • Kansas City, KS 66112
  • 913-334-1100

  • An Equal Opportunity Educational Institution