Welcome to the Kaw Nation

Kanza Early Child Development Center (KECDC)


Welcome to the Kanza Early Child Development Center (KECDC)

Kaw Nation Child Care Development Fund
“Enriching your child’s growth by inspiring service, success, and strength.”


When enrolling your child in the After School/Summer Program, you will need to provide an application and copies of:

  • Birth Certificate
  • CDIB (if applicable)
  • Current Immunization

  *Note: If child is not up to date, child will not be able to attend.

Application must be complete with all required paperwork before it will be processed!

About the Kanza Early Child Development Center


  • 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.

KECDC is open Monday through Friday.  The center will be closed some holidays and days set forth by Kaw Nation.  Proper notification will be given to allow for alternative care.


  • Infants
    • $19 per day for full day
    • $15 per day for half day (5 hours or less)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years)
    • $17 per day for full day
    • $13 per day for half day (5 hours or less)
  • 3-4 Year Old’s
    • $15 per day for full day
    • $11 per day for half day (5 hours or less)
  • A 10% discount for families with multiple children will be given.

Quality Standards for KECDC

  • Positive family involvement
  • Age-appropriate environments and curriculum
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Trained, first-rate staff

What will my child do at KECDC?

A variety of areas are offered for self-directed, and teacher led activities to promote the development of:

  • Social/emotional skills
  • Gross/fine motor skills
  • Language/communication
  • Cognitive skills
  • Literacy

Our Language Department comes to our center one to two times a week to work with the children on our Kaw language.  We also collaborate with JOM in cultural activities; the children attend the Summer Day Camp JOM puts together.  Throughout the Summer a variety of educational and fun field trips are set up.


Children are served breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.  The toddlers are also given a late morning snack.

Our menu is approved by our Kaw Nation nutritionist to ensure healthy and well-balanced meals.  We use a four-week rotating menu, which consists of breakfast, lunch, and afternoon

Download the KSAC Menu

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