RC Childcare Center

USD 378 Riley County's Daycare Center is for 3 and 4 year olds at Riley County Grade School. The center is starting its 4th year of operation. The center is open year-round. Our program director is KSDE certified in early childhood education and has experienced aides to assist with a curriculum-based preschool program. Students are to be 3 and 4 years old prior to August 31.


Hours will include 2 components: preschool and extended care. Extended care is 7 to 8 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Preschool hours are 8 a.m. to 3:22 p.m.


The cost is $500 for preschool per month regardless of the number of days the child attends, $50 for extended care for children enrolled in preschool, $100 for children in kindergarten and first grade, and $5 per minute beyond 6 p.m.

Included in the cost of the preschool, students are provided 2 snacks (or 3 for extended care). Breakfast and lunch are also provided by the school for a separate cost. Families are eligible to fill out a lunch application for free/reduced meal prices.

2017-18 Closed Dates

The daycare / preschool center is a year-round program. However, there are days that the district closes the center, and you are not charged for those days. The days the center is closed for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:
  • September 4 - Holiday
  • November 23 - 24 - Holiday
  • December 22 - January 2 - Holiday
  • January 15 - Holiday
  • February 19 - Holiday
  • March 19 - 23 - Spring Break
  • March 30 - Holiday
  • May 28 - Holiday

2017-18 Childcare ONLY dates

There are several days that the preschool will be closed throughout the school year, but we will be open for childcare. These childcare ONLY dates are:

  • September 25, 2017
  • October 13, 2017
  • October 27, 2017
  • November 20-21, 2017
  • November 22, 2017
  • December 20-21, 2017
  • January 3, 2018
  • March 9, 2018
  • April 2, 2018
  • April 23, 2018
  • May 24, 2018


Raising Riley Scholarship

Scholarships are available through Raising Riley to assist/defray the cost. Please click on the link for more information:2016-17 Raising Riley Application 


Daycare and preschool students are permitted to use school transportation during the school year if he/she has a sibling in grade three or higher.


Payments for daycare / preschool are due by the 10th of each month unless other arrangements are made at the district office. This may be done through credit card (through district eFunds account), check or cash.

If tuition or meals are not paid for 2 consecutive months, the student(s) may be dropped from RCCC and parent/guardian turned over to the state of Kansas collection department. Another student will be moved from the "wait list" to "active" in RCCC.

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