Dr. Jim Farha Andover YMCA Early Learning Center

The Greater Wichita YMCA is the region's leading KDHE-licensed child care provider for kids of all ages (two-weeks through their start of school). The Andover ELC, located in the Dr. Jim Farha Andover YMCA, provides children with a mixture of learning, social, and physical activities that holistically approach education, build confidence, and ensure future success.

We offer income-based financial assistance (for reduced-cost access to child care and camp - for those who qualify). All Greater Wichita YMCA child care programs are contracted with DCF.

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Jackie Tanner, Director

Jackie Tanner is the director of the Andover ELC program. She has worked in early childhood education and development for more than 25 years and has run the program at Andover since 2013. Jackie believes that strong relationships with a parent and their child are the key to building a strong program.