Gov. Kelly stopped at the newly opened Lindsborg Child Development Center as part of her Prosperity on the Plains economic tour

Lawrence, KANSAS – Officials said that the Lindsborg Child Development Center is a private-public partnership created by the Strategic Alliance, a group of Lindsborg institutions and employers working to improve their community.

In 2019, the Alliance identified a lack of child care as the number one obstacle to the city’s future development and made plans to build an expanded, state-of-the-art child care facility.

Its mission was supported by Governor Kelly’s announcement in 2021 that Sprout House Learning Center, which built the Lindsborg Child Development Center, would receive Community Service Tax Credits to boost their fundraising efforts.

In June of this year, the newly constructed $3.1 million, 11,000 square-foot facility opened its doors.

Governor Kelly reportedly said:

“When we invest in child care and early education, the benefits are immediate and long-lasting. Child care helps attract and retain a highly skilled workforce, brings business to the state, and improves the long-term well-being of our children. That’s exactly why Lindsborg has made this investment in their community, and it’s why my administration has supported child care workers and centers across the state.”