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Crawl, Walk, Run 5K

Support Emporia Child Care Center by participating in the 5K or 2K!

Emporia Community Day Care Center opened their doors in 1971. It served approximately 30 children, ages three to six years. The center was located at the First Presbyterian Church, 802 Commercial. An increased need for quality child care resulted in the opening of a second center in 1976 which was located at 2011 W 12th. Although the two centers were meeting the need for care for children ages three to six, there was a strong demand for infant and toddler care. A third center was opened in 2001 in the lower level of the Lyon County Health Department and was designed specifically to serve infants and toddlers. Due to the Lyon County Health Department changing ownership in recent years, the infants and toddlers division at Center III was requested to relocate their facility. 

Through generous donations and assistance from the community, Center III was moved into their new location at 1320 C of E Drive which was considered "Phase I". Having all three centers housed in this new location is a goal of the staff and board of Emporia Child Care. There is still much more work and financial assistance needed to reach this goal. "Phase II" will consist of the design and remodeling of the second floor at the new facility. We continue to ask for your support and donations as we work to reach this positive goal for the working families of our community. We all want a fun and safe place for our children to learn and grow into their formative years.

Our 4th annual Crawl Walk & Run 2k and 5k is Saturday, April 14th at Emporia Child Care Center III, 1320 C of E Drive. 5k starts at 8:00. This year we will have a 2k story walk based on the book, The Croaky Pokey. Each child who participates receives a copy of the book. The Emporia Public Library will be helping coordinate. Registration / check in begins at 7:15. The registration form can be found on our web site  Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Register by March 27th if you want to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Part of the ERC Super Series.


Earlier Event: April 7
Camp Alexander 5K/10K
Later Event: April 15
Spring Migration Triathlon