Cathy G. hudson Envision Child Development Center

Great beginnings. Endless possibilities.

Comprehensive, early intervention for children who are blind or visually impaired is crucial to a bright and happy future. Here at our state-of-the-art childcare facility, children who are blind, visually impaired or typically-sighted learn from each other in a highly engaging, supportive educational environment. In fact, we’re the only vision-integrated preschool in the region.

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Peer to peer mentoring is key

Children learn and thrive better in a diverse peer group, especially when sighted peers can model behavior for their blind or low-vision classmates. When one child learns to eat with a spoon or share a toy, for example, the others soon follow. Each class consists of at least one-third typically developing students to enable this kind of peer-to-peer mentoring and also to ensure an engaging learning experience for all students, regardless of ability.

Transition Classrooms

In our progressive setting, your child will experience the following:

  • Intellectual growth
  • Increased self-esteem and positive self image
  • Improved social interaction skills
  • More creative expression
  • Improved large and small muscle skills

Giggling Giraffes

Two weeks to one year old
Every child is different. We begin with a customized plan for your baby that focuses on increasing sensory awareness, communication and social skills, as well as physical, cognitive and emotional development. We focus on your child’s evolving senses and skills through touch, movement, listening, and functional vision.

Playful Pandas

Ages one to two
First steps and first birthdays signal a move into our Playful Pandas class. This small group is ready and raring to go. We will work with them on continuing to explore and learn about the world around them.

Happy Hippos

Ages two to three
Learning how to adapt to a more structured setting is an important step in your child’s educational future. For any child, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, a stress-free transition makes entering preschool seamless.

Preschool: Busy Bears

Our Busy Bears get ready for kindergarten in a preschool setting focused on meeting classroom goals. We also want to make sure they’re ready socially and emotionally to enter kindergarten. Our trained staff works with each child based on individualized educational plans that address your child’s needs.

Our Staff & Services

Your child will receive the best educational experience possible to ensure educational success coupled with social and emotional growth. Our staff is licensed to meet or exceed the requirements set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Child Care and Health Facilities.

Our expertise lies in occupational and physical therapies along with orientation and mobility training for children. We assess your child to ensure they’re getting customized therapy to encourage their physical and educational growth.

Watch Me Grow

Want to sneak a peek at your child during the day? Login to our secure video connection and you’re sure to smile. You won’t need to download any apps or third party software plug-ins. Just click below and enjoy the sweet view.

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For more information about enrollment fees and tuition costs or to arrange a tour, email us at or call our Early Child Development Center at 316-440-1632

Links & Resources

Civil Rights Nondiscrimination Statement 

 The USDA Civil Rights Division has updated the link to the Civil Rights Complaint Form within the Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS).  Please update the NDS posted on your website and within all electronic documents where the NDS is used or referenced.  The updated NDS in both English and Spanish is posted at, USDA Nondiscrimination Statement. Electronic documents and websites must be updated as quickly as possible.  However, for printed materials, Sponsors can first use their current supply of printed materials, and when getting new documents printed be sure to include the new NDS. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.