Community Children’s Center

Community Children’s Center, Inc. (CCC) has over 50 years experience in delivering high-quality early education to children experiencing poverty and trauma in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas. Our mission is to bring about a greater degree of social-emotional competence and school readiness for young children and their families experiencing economic, educational and social challenges.

Community Children's Center also offer's services to partners & caregivers for families in Douglas County with children 0-5 years old, which we'll expand on below: 

Early Childhood Clothing Closet: 

  • Early childhood clothing closet including maternity clothing, kids clothing sizes 0-6, diapers, and infant supplies
  • By appointment, call / text 785-813-1272 to schedule a shopping or donation appointment 
  • Free clothing resource! 

Family Support: 

  • Connection to needed community resources and help obtaining services 
  • Parent & Family Support 
  • One-time or ongoing 
  • Available by phone, email, or in-person 
  • Free home visits 

Parent & Caregiver Series:

This is a series of one-hour sessions where parents/caregivers learn new strategies to understand and connect with their children and improve their family culture. The Smart Connections series is typically offered once in the spring and again in the fall. You can attend all sessions or only those of particular interest to you. Topics include:

  • Managing the Ups & Downs of parenting 
  • Reading the emotional signs 
  • All About Feelings 
  • Creating comfort with routines and rituals 
  • Building a Calming Spot 
  • Encouraging Learning at Home
  • Setting Realistic Expectations and Compassionate Boundaries 
  • Encouraging Growth through Praise 
  • Supporting Identity Development 
  • Compassion Fatigue & Resilience 

Early Childhood Board Book Nook:

  • Schedule a time to visit the Book Nook with just you and your children, or maybe a couple of families 
  • Call / text 785-813-1272 to schedule an appointment | Community Children's Center is located at the Kennedy Early Childhood Center at 1605 Davis Road|785-813-1272