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Welcome To Hays Area Children's Center

Saturday, November 18th
The wonder of learning never ends!
Child care + learning = an amazing experience!
Reading is fun!
Healthy Start
  • Visit for more information!
  • The wonder of learning never ends!
    Call 785-625-3257 to visit with us about quality child care.
  • Child care + learning = an amazing experience!
    Email for enrollment information.
  • Reading is fun!
    To volunteer to read to our preschool students, contact Nicole at 785-625-3257.
  • Healthy Start
    Elaine Rupp coordinates the Healthy Start Program for families with young children. Call 785-625-3257 for more information.

What's Happening Now?

Learn about the services offered at the Hays Area Children's Center! 

About HACC

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.

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Contact Us

Hays Area Children's Center
94 Lewis Drive
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 625-3257
(785) 625-HACC


Winter Weather

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

- Facebook

- HACC website  (

If you would like to receive emergency messages from HACC, including school closings, visit to register with the USD 489 Emergency Alert System.