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Child Care

Wichita is a booming city and has a constant increase in new arrivals as residents are having and raising their children in south central Kansas. It's crucial that you find the perfect childcare facilities for your precious little ones.

Child Care Locating Services
These services can assist you as you search for the perfect daycare, after-school care and more:

Child Start Inc (316) 682-1853
Social and Rehabilitation Services Department (316) 337-6441


Each facility in Wichita offers a unique experience for your child - here are some guidelines to follow as you conduct your search:

  • Look at all your options - nonprofit, church and other community child care, private centers and company-sponsored child care
  • Schedule a first visit
  • Make an unannounced second visit
  • Ask for names and phone numbers of other parents; call them and ask candid questions
  • Check safety issues: cleanliness, cleaning supplies and utensils out of reach, furniture and toys in good shape, preparedness for emergencies, current medical record of all children
  • Check staff qualifications and turnover
  • Make sure the facility is licensed by the state


Section Highlights:
  • Wichita ranked No. 23  for small-business growth among the top 102 metro areas in the United States in 2013.
  • Wichita boasts an average commute time of 18.7 minutes.
  • The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Wichita metro area was $114,200 in the first quarter of 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.