All visitors to the Ballard Center, including families, clients, and volunteers are being asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing to the best of their ability. As of the beginning of March 2021, all full-time staff have been fully vaccinated. The Ballard Center’s Education Department is open and we are welcoming all of our children back! Our food and clothing pantry is open to clients by appointment only. Please call 785-842-0729 to schedule a pantry visit or donation drop-off.

We have openings in all four of our classrooms, ranging from ages 2-5. You can find enrollment information under our Early Childhood Education tab to enroll your child at an early education center with a staff of teachers that boasts 37 years of combined experience. Please contact Julia Price at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Although Ballard is open, concerns pertaining to COVID-19 aren’t going anywhere. As a result, the Ballard Center is taking the necessary cleaning and safety precautions to ensure the safety of our children and staff members.

Local Resources

This web page has all the information regarding Douglas County’s response to coronavirus. It has state-wide and local statistics, educational videos, how to find help, and much more!

Our friends at United Way of Douglas County are also giving away masks. You can fill out a form online to requests masks in order to practice the proper safety to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Possible symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and may include:

Anyone who believes they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and does not have a primary care provider can call Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health at 785-843-3060. For more information, visit Lawrence-Douglas County Health website.

Where can I get tested?

On September 15, Kansas extended the state of disaster emergency through October 15, 2020. The Governor extended Executive Order 20-61, the eviction moratorium, through EO 20-64.1. h. The CDC Agency Order is still in effect through December 31, if the tenant signs a declaration.

What about my rent?

Emergency Rental Assistance has now been extended! Click here to see if you qualify and apply!