Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, your child’s name will be placed on our waiting list when your completed application form and fee are received. Openings are filled to maintain a balanced enrollment in each classroom.

Are any scholarships or tuition assistance resources available?

For those who qualify, we do accept payment from other service organizations such as DCF, Cottonwood, or related to foster care. A scholarship program exists for low-income families who have applied for, but do not qualify for, DCF funding. Amount awarded will be determined based on income. Scholarship availability is limited.

Do you accept children who have medical conditions, developmental disabilities, behavior problems and/or an IEP or IFSP?

Yes, all our programs are inclusive, meaning that we enroll children with a diversity of abilities and developmental limitations. Our teachers and staff work closely with various community agencies to ensure a continuity of services.

What if my child doesn’t speak English?

Our teachers will work closely with your child to assure that his/her personal and learning needs are being met on a daily basis. They will also help children gradually acquire English words in a respectful and supportive environment.

Is this facility licensed?

Yes, all our classrooms are fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

How can I locate other early childhood programs and openings in the community?

Families can contact ChildCare Aware of Eastern Kansas for assistance in locating child care openings in Douglas and surrounding counties. Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas helps people find solutions for childcare needs; connects families and expecting mothers with helpful information and community resources; and assists early learning programs with their services to children and families. Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas is regulated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and does not charge for this service. They also provide parents with information about how to identify quality programs and interviewing child care providers.

Contact Edna A. Hill Child Development Center


(785) 864-3498

1001 Dole Human Development Center, University of Kansas, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045