Sunnyside Toddler Program

Welcome! We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about our Sunnyside Toddler program! Our classroom is conveniently located on the first floor of the Haworth Hall.

We strive to provide toddlers with responsive and nurturing care, respect, and individualized learning opportunities, all within a family-centered atmosphere. Our goal is to work collaboratively with each family and to help each child grow, develop, and achieve their fullest potential.

We offer:

  • A full-day inclusive childcare program (i.e., typically developing toddlers, toddlers with diverse abilities, developmental disabilities, language and cultural differences, or who are at-risk for behavioral problems)
  • Enrollment for toddlers ages 12-30 months
  • A focus on learning through exploring books, stories, art, music, social interactions, and play
  • An environment that encourages independence through self-care skills, teaching children to ask for help, and other activities

We operate from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Our program follows the university semester schedule and is closed during fall and spring breaks, intersessions, and all university holidays.

Sunnyside's teachers and staff work to create an atmosphere in which toddlers are loved and supported. Toddlers follow a schedule that includes snacks, lunch, and naps at regular times each day. During play times, teachers offer several different play activities. These are designed to encourage children to explore the world of people and objects, and to experience the world directly with their bodies and through their senses. Our goal is for children to develop a love of learning and willingness to experiment. We also want to help children develop a sense of confidence in themselves and trust in other people.  

Tuition fees may vary. For additional information, please contact the program coordinator at: or 785-864-3498.

(785) 864-3498
Edna A. Hill Child Development Center
1000 Sunnyside
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045