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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.

To Register online via PayPal, visit!  Registration will be available the morning of the event on location at 1320 C of E Drive from 7:15-7:45.

Earlier Event: April 1
Camp Alexander 5K/10K
Later Event: April 15
Bunny Hop 5K