Childcare Openings 

RCED will post childcare openings here and on our Facebook Page for free. Send listing to or call 785-374-3047.

Marie Soto’s Daycare

Marie Soto’s Daycare in Courtland, KS has openings for 2 children of any age and additional openings for children 5 years+. Siblings are welcome! Daycare hours are 7:00am-5:30pm M-F. You can contact me at (847) 708-9641 or PM me for more details. Thank you!

Childcare Aware Listings for Republic County area providers

Looking For Child Care?  Call 1-877-678-2548 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Resource Specialists.  They will assist you in your child care search by providing you with a free list of child care providers; the list is personalized to meet your needs.  Search tools and valuable information is also available at!

Pre-school Openings

Republic County Head Start -It is a free preschool. We have transportation and provide breakfast and lunch. School is from 8:15-11:45. If you would like to apply or know someone who would, call 527-2300 to set up an application.

Interested in starting a daycare? Find resource providers below.

Child Care Licensing – Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Primary Child Care Facility Surveyor Contact:

Mishele Longfellow Cloud County Health Department 910 West 11th Street Concordia, KS 66901-4003 Phone: 785-243-8140 Fax: 785-243-8149 E-mail surveyor: Website: Child Care Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Curtis State Office Building

KSU Research & Extension

Patricia Gerhardt

District Extension Agent
Home & Family
Concordia Office
(785) 243-8185

Childcare Aware


Parents whose child care needs aren’t met are more likely to have higher absenteeism and tardiness issues, both of which effect company productivity. Child care resource and referral services save parents an average of 16 hours per child care search, 80% of which would have been spent during work hours (Working Woman, 1996). Child Care Aware® of Kansas is here to assist business with efforts to support employees by providing resources that help parents find reliable, high-quality child care.

We have many different resources available for employers/businesses to get the word out and assist parents. For a supply of any of the materials listed above or convenient files to email or print, please

Click on a link below to explore tools available:

2015 Republic County Resource Sheet

Republic County 2010 Workforce Study Child Care Profile