Child Care/Respite Care

El Centro, Inc.

El Centro offers a bilingual preschool which helps children develop the social and cognitive skills that ensure a lifetime of learning. Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Academy for Children relies on research based practices to jump-start education. Parents also learn to be effective teachers for their infants and toddlers through home-based instruction called Parents as Teachers.

Academies for Children
Kansas City Kansas (Argentine District)
1330 S 30th St
Kansas City, KS 66106

Donnelly College Campus
608 N 18th St
Kansas City, KS 66102

Operation Breakthrough

Operation Breakthrough offers an Early Childhood Education Program for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. It is guided by Head Start, QRS (Quality Rating System) and is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation since 2005. It is open daily from 6:00am until 6:00pm.

Operation Breakthrough is a United Way agency which helps children living in poverty reach their greatest potential.

Contact information:
Operation Breakthrough
St. Vincent’s Family Service Center
3039 Troost, Kansas City MO 64109

Salvation Army

Three top-quality day care centers in Kansas City make it possible for parents to go work or school comfortable with the knowledge that their children are being cared for in the best possible setting.

Centers offer experienced teachers, a stimulating environment and a nurturing, structured program. All are on a sliding scale fee geared to the parents’ ability to pay. Convenient before and after school programs for elementary school children are also available. Over the years these programs have prepared thousands of children for the school days ahead.

Westport Day Care
500 W. 39th
Kansas City, MO. 64111

KCK Day Care
500 N. 7th
Kansas City, KS. 66101

Small Wonders Preschool
420 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, KS. 66061

The Family Conservency

Child Care Source
You are your child’s first and most influential teacher, but your child care provider is the second. In addition to the impact of effective parenting, research shows that a quality early learning experience helps children develop socially and emotionally while boosting their brainpower – the three keys to success in life.

Using the latest in brain development research and sound early education practices, The Family Conservancy helps child care providers be the best they can be. We provide training and technical assistance, as providers work to raise the quality of their services.

Through this free service to Kansas and Missouri residents, The Family Conservency can help you find child care that is

  • Close to home or work
  • Full- or part-time
  • In a center or home setting
  • For children with or without disabilities

The Family Conservancy
626 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone 913-342-1110