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Wichita is growing, and affordable quality childcare is a necessity.

We are building a nonprofit early child development center in downtown Wichita that provides affordable, high-quality child care for residents living and working in Wichita’s urban core.

The concept is not new, though. Previously known as the Downtown Day Care Center, we have an established and successful 43-year history serving downtown Wichita’s diverse child care needs. A new vision for the future of child care in downtown Wichita has emerged out of untimely closure of our most recent facility. The opportunity create a more contemporary facility to serve the needs of the redeveloping urban core became apparent. It is the vision of Center City Academy to reorganize and embrace the transformation and tremendous growth taking place in downtown Wichita.

Our center, located south of Kellogg on Topeka Street, will provide state-of-the-art teaching with a holistic approach, educating the mind, body and spirit. Our staff will be diverse, well-trained and well-aid, with health and retirement benefit plans available to them. Our high-tech facility will have a computer system specifically designed for child care centers, and video streaming for security.

Center City Academy in the News

Non-profit organization working to open affordable daycare in downtown Wichita

Downtown Daycare Center, which closed after 43 years of service, is working to open a new daycare center.

Local group hopes to create child care facility downtown

The group called Downtown Wichita says right now, there are more than 750 projects under construction or, soon to be built. Some of this is housing that will bring more young families to the area but, with that comes the demand for child care.