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Hays Area Children's Center Mission: To provide and promote quality care and educational experiences for young children and families.
HACC was first named the Hays Daycare Center for Exceptional Children and founded in the spring of 1966 through the combined efforts of parents, the Special Education Department at FHSU, and The Arc of Central Plains.
Our current programs and services include: Licensed Child Care, Preschool, Infant Toddler Early Intervention, Healthy Start Home Visitor, and School Age Summer Program.
Hays Area Children's Center is also an Ellis County United Way Partner Agency. Thank you to United Way for helping children and families.
Hays Area Children's Center
94 Lewis Drive
Hays, KS 67601
HACC is closed when USD 489 (Hays Public Schools) is closed for bad weather. On rare occasions, our facility might have to close when public schools are not in session. School closures will be communicated in several ways:
- Local Radio (KAYS – 1400 AM)
- Emergency Alert System (texts and emails) from USD 489
- HACC email alerts
- HACC website (www.hacc.info)
If you would like to receive emergency messages from HACC, including school closings, visit www.usd489.com to register with the USD 489 Emergency Alert System.