Home Away from Home Daycare
2517 Dipper Ln Manhattan Ks
Owner- Nichol Brace
License # 0693002-010
Located on west side of Manhattan, close to Ft Riley Blvd, easy access to Junction City/Ft. Riley
Nichols Cell- (can talk or text) 785-341-3148
Landline- 785-320-7426

Established in 2011 in Manhattan, Ks
Formerly located at 765 Eliing Dr & 1528 Givens Rd

Being a family-owned & operated business, I strive to  give your child that personal touch they need to prepare them for the roads ahead When your away from your child at work or school you need HELP with your child in so many more ways then just a babysitter. 
At Home Away From Home Toddler Care my staff & I work hard in providing exceptional child care using empathy, ensuring safety & well being. Your child's happiness, security, and education they receive when their away from Home is so substantial. 
Unfortunately this day & age both parent's have to work to make ends meet, also their are so many single parents like myself struggling to make ends meet.
 If you must be away from your toddler for 20 or more hours a week HAFH is the perfect place for them to be. Your toddler needs a place that feels like Home but has a structured environment.  Parents to feel secure about their child's care when they are at work, and  we are committed in giving the best care possible so you can do just that! No struggle at drop off, and a nice worry free day!
This is just some of what your child will be learning at HAFH.
  • Building relationships with peers
  • Socialization Skills 
  • Growing with Confidence
  • Feelings/Its OK to feel, proper coping skills
  • Negotiation & Sharing 
  • Counting, sorting, matching, what comes first etc... (math)
  • Days of week & months, seasons
  • Letter sounds with Zoo-phonics (used in a lot of preschools)
  •  Dramatic play, interaction through play with teachers & peers
  • Large & Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Potty training
  • Color recognition
  • Story time/ reading
There is so much more to list...So many possibilities. It is up to your toddler, as I once taught a 3 year old to read. :)
We teach toddlers all day, even at lunch by asking them what they are eating the color the foods are on their plate? If it is a fruit or vegetable? Where does their milk come from? Does milk have to be cold? 
When you toddler enters Grade K they will be ready to conquer school and succeed with confidence. 
Thank you for reading this.
I have over a dozen reference's that will tell you the change they have seen in their toddler since they started at HAFH. :)

    Home Away from Home is a Toddler & Preschooler Educational Facility with a home daycare atmosphere.
We separate into 2 groups with a ratio of 1 provider to 6 children doing age appropriate interactive play & activities so every child gets the attention they deserve. Sometimes we play games all as a group and as teams :) Lots of fun! 
Home Away from Home Toddler Care unique for children 18 months and older. Teaching toddlers as they explore through dramatic play, socializing with peers as they build relationships & grow with confidence. Learning emotional skills such as empathy, negotiation, and cooperation in an exceptionally loving, safe, fun and clean environment. Thank you

Please see my Education/Supervision/Guidance page at the top of the link for more info (sample schedule) etc...


@2011 Home Away From Home Daycare. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. brace.home@gmail.com or Call or text 785-341-3148

Hours of Operation 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday- Friday
6 a.m. hours available upon availability.



We accept DCF and Raising Riley scholarships available to those who qualify! 

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