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Child Care Center

The HutchCC Child Care Center, located on HutchCC campus is dedicated to promoting a healthy self image and to developing social skills through interaction with others, enhancing language development and self expression through communication, strengthening motor skills and encouraging cognitive development through a variety of "learning by doing" activities while continuing to grow at each child's own developmental level. Our Center is designed to be a teaching lab for college students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program.

Goals of HutchCC Childcare Center

  • Promote a healthy self image
  • Develop social skills through interaction with others
  • Enhance language development and self-expression
  • Strengthen large and small motor skill ability
  • Encourage cognitive development through a variety of "learning by doing" activities
  • Nurture growth at each child's own developmental level

Purpose of the Center

  • To provide young children educational opportunities to explore and learn developmentally in a quality child care center setting.
  • To give families the opportunities to understand the developmental needs and interests of their children.
  • To provide students in the HCC Early Childhood Education Program the opportunity for observation and direct experience with children.

About Us

Our Center is a nonprofit child care facility established to provide quality care for children of HCC students, faculty, staff and other area school districts' employees.

It is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for up to 38 children and serves children from two & 1/2 (and toilet trained) through six years of age.


The hours of service are Monday through Friday, 7:15 am to 5:15 pm.


Daily Schedule includes free play twice daily, clean up/wash hands, breakfast, lunch and snacks, circle time/large motor skills, learning stations, outdoor/large motor skills twice daily, brush teeth after meals, nap and story time.

Field Trips

Children are transported in HCC vehicles, personal staff vehicles, or parent vehicles for field trips. All vehicles are equipped with seat belts and driven by the HCC Child Care Center staff or parent volunteers. Parents must leave a car seat for the child and sign the permission form for each field trip their child participates in. These forms are by the daily sign in/sign out sheets.


Holidays will be celebrated in a traditional manner. Parties will be held at the Center with dates and times to be announced. We encourage parents to attend these celebrations and generally ask for volunteers to provide treats and tableware. Birthdays are recognized by the Center for each child and we welcome treats from the parents to celebrate the occasion.


Children, remaining at the Center more than four hours, shall be encouraged to nap or rest according to their individual needs.

Learning Stations

Discovery Tables
GOAL...To practice fine motor skills and give different tactile experiences.

Dramatic Play Station
GOAL...To stimulate imaginative play and cooperation.

Art Studio
GOAL...To practice small motor skills while encouraging creativity and to experience the joy of giving to others.

Outdoor Play Station
​​​​​​​GOAL...To practice large motor skills while stimulating the imagination.

Block Statio
GOAL...To practice large and small motor skills and to encourage working together.

Manipulative Station
GOAL...To practice fine motor skills

Message Station
GOAL...To practice fine motor skills and to stimulate interest in writing.

Cooking Station
GOAL...To practice following directions

Library Station
GOAL...To practice listening skills and "Storytelling".

House Keeping/ Dress Up
GOAL...To encourage dramatic play and social interaction.

Science Station
GOAL...To encourage asking questions and discovering answers.

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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:, 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:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Kansas WIC Program


Children must be between the ages of 2 1/2 and 6, toilet trained, and have not yet begun Kindergarten.

We are now open to the public.

Ways to Help

Parent involvement with your child at HutchCC's Child Care Center is of utmost importance. Your child and his/her family will become a part of our extended family. We are all contributing members. If we are to experience the caring and responsibility required to enable us to function as a family extension, we need your participation and enthusiasm Your child will see how important his/her out of home care is if you reflect this through active participation.

Small and Large Ways to Help

  • Attend parent meetings, programs, and workshops
  • Volunteer to help teachers prepare activities
  • Read to children
  • Share your job skills for career education
  • Demonstrate a hobby
  • Repair equipment
  • Bring objects, books or materials that relate to the curriculum of project
  • Donate paper, materials, or wonderful, discarded “foundâ€? objects with which to create
  • Share creative ideas, activities, and materials
  • Join us for lunch
  • Join us for snacks
  • Help with a field trip
  • Provide special snacks for birthdays, holidays, or curriculum themes

You are welcome to observe and participate in your child's "school" at any time.

Contact Information
Child Care Center
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 3598