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Pregnant and Parenting Students

There are a number of resources available to pregnant & parenting students. The Emily Taylor Center is home to a resource guide that houses information on policies, resources, scholarships, and more.

Emily Taylor Center's Resource Hub
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Lawrence public schools are in USD 497, which contains 14 elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), and two high schools (9-12). In addition, there are parochial, Montessori, and other private schools.

Lawrence Public Schools Homepage

Preschools and ChildCare

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Hilltop Child Development Center

Hilltop is an inclusive community where children learn from passionate professionals in a nurturing and academically rich environment. KU students receive a discounted tuition rate. Hilltop is a controlled affiliate of KU and is connected to the university through Student Affairs. Learn more about their services and enrollment at the link.
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Edna A. Hill Child Development Center

The Edna A. Hill Child Development Center (CDC) is operated by the Department of Applied Behavioral Science (ABS) within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The CDC was established in 1943 and has a long and rich history of providing state-of-the-art teacher training in early intervention and education, innovative research, and service to children, families, and the community.
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Language Acquisition Preschool

The Language Acquisition Preschool (LAP) is a licensed preschool program that serves children with and without communication disabilities. LAP is a three-hour a day, four-day a week program. Each morning and afternoon class serves approximately 15-18 children. Each class includes children with speech-language disorders and children with typically developing language, including those who are learning English as a second language.

Childcare in Lawrence

A full listing of child development and care centers across Lawrence can be found at ChildcareCenter US at the link below. Lawrence has a very active boys and girls club program in addition to other daycares and child development programs across the city.