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8823 4th Street
PO Box 838
Great Bend, KS 67530
620/792-1321 voice
620/792-4709 fax

Case Management & Business Office

1521 K-96 Hwy.
Great Bend, KS 67530
620/792-1325 voice
620/792-9119 fax

Early Education Center

1312 Patton Rd.
Great Bend, KS 67530
620/792-4087 voice
620/792-4685 fax

Sunflower Diversified Recycling Center

5523 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
620/792-1321

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Early education Center

Sunflower Early Education Center (EEC) houses two children’s programs.

Tiny-k Infant-Toddler Services

Sunflower’s tiny-k program is 1 of 33 programs in a statewide tiny-k network serving children with developmental delays and/or disabilities from birth to age 3.  Our tiny-k services are available at no cost to children in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, and Stafford counties. 

The mission of infant-toddler services is to enhance the capacity of parents to help their child reach his/her fullest potential by overcoming or lessening identified delays before preschool.

 

Our programs are individualized.  We assess skills and provide intervention in six developmental areas: fine motor, gross motor, adaptive (self-help), cognitive, speech and language communication, and social/social-emotional skills.  Family service coordination (FSC) is also available to assist with family needs and to provide effective parenting strategies.

  

Once a child is evaluated, we work with the parents to develop the IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan).  These plans are designed to target the strengths and needs of the family working with their child. The family's choice along with the child's individual needs help determine the selection of services.

Sunflower’s infant-toddler services are provided by a team of professional staff including early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, an occupational therapist, and a Spanish translator.

Infant-toddler services are offered in your child’s natural environment, which includes at home, daycare or preschool, or a community setting such as a park or library.

The services for early childhood intervention are available, at no costs to families. Click here to learn more about tuition/fees for Incredible Years Preschool.

Referrals are accepted from physicians, hospitals, community agencies, and parents. Anyone can refer a child for a screening.

Incredible Years Preschool

Incredible Years (IY) Preschool is a resourceful, high quality preschool.  We provide quality education and social opportunities for young minds and bodies to develop in a caring environment that is balanced with structured and free play.  Classes are available for children from 2 ½ to school age. ​

Class schedules include the following: 

  • Peanuts Class

    • 2 ½ year olds attend Monday, Thursday 8:00-11:00am                *A child can begin attending during the school year once he/she turns 2 ½ if available spots in the class.

  • Popcorn Class (3.5yrs- Pre-K)

    • 3.5 year olds (by Feb 15th) attend Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00-11:00am

  • Crackerjacks (3.5 yrs-Pre-K)

    • 3.5 year olds (by Feb 15th) attend Tuesday, Thursday afternoons 12:00-3:00pm

 

IY is state licensed and an approved child care provider by Kansas Department of Families and Children. Breakfast is offered during morning sessions, and an snack is offered to our afternoon class.  Tuition is determined by income.  A one-time enrollment fee of $35 is required.  Child care assistance may be available through DCF.

IY Preschool curriculum includes the following: 

  • Free Play: Imaginative pretend play

  • Social Emotional Development

  • Language/Literacy/Communication

  • Arts & Sciences

  • Sensory & Motor Exploration

  • Conscious Discipline

activity schedules & more information

Check out our monthly activity schedule to see what is happening each day in the classroom. Special programs are also offered throughout the school year including special visitors coming to our preschool, Christmas open house, Graduation program for the Pre-K class, and parent/teacher conferences. 

Summer Discovery Program is also available through the month of June for children ages 2 ½ to school age.  Contact Sunflower EEC at 620-792-4087 for additional information.