Local Early Learning Programs and Services

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas (A Program of the Family Conservancy)
The Family Conservancy helps families and child care professionals prepare young children for success in school…and in life.

Count Your Kid In
Free early childhood developmental screenings provided by each school district for children from birth to five years old.

Leavenworth County Health Department
The Leavenworth County Health Department offers a wide range of services to Leavenworth County residents in an attempt to improve the quality of life through environmental and community health nursing. The goal of the Health Department is to provide services necessary to give Leavenworth County residents the opportunity to enjoy good health in a healthy environment.

  • Women·Infants·Children (W.I.C.): A USDA federally-funded program available through the Leavenworth County Health Department that provides supplemental foods and nutrition education to  income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to five years old.

NEK-CAP Head Start
Healthy prenatal and pregnancy support, early childhood development and healthy family services for families with children birth to five years old. No cost to income eligible families.

Parents as Teachers
Developmental information and support to help parents be their child’s first and most important teachers.

Serving Tykes At Risk (S.T.A.R. )
The Early Childhood Program at The Guidance Center focuses on children from ages 3-7 who are experiencing behavioral or emotional issues that interfere with their relationships within family, social or educational settings. Our goal is to provide appropriate intervention at a young age so that each child can be successful at home, school and community. A part of this program, STAR focuses on children who have not yet entered kindergarten (ages 3-5) to address and respond to behavioral concerns before a child is placed in a formal school setting.

Tiny K
The Leavenworth County Infant Toddler Program provides services for families with infants age 0 to 36 months who have developmental disabilities.