Hours of Operation
OOAK is open year round, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, with the exception of the holidays listed below (we will give you list of the precise dates we’ll be closed during each year) and when Lawrence Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Please watch local television stations or listen to local radio stations for announcements of school closings.
*New Years Day
*Friday of Spring Break
*Forth of July
*Thanksgiving and the Friday following
*From Christmas to New Years
We provide services for children 2 weeks through kindergarten. We are currently licensed to serve 77 children.
We staff our classrooms with the following ratios as a minimum. We take advantage of any opportunity that would allow us to schedule additional staff in our rooms; putting us well beyond the required minimum ratio.
Infant I: 1 teacher for every 3 children (1:3)
Infant II: 1 teacher for every 3 children (1:3) OR 1 teacher for every 4 children (1:4)
Toddler I: 1 teacher for every 5 children (1:5)
Toddler II: 1 teacher for every 5 children (1:5) OR 1 teacher for every 7 children (1:7)
Pre-School: 1 teacher for every 10 children (1:10)
Kindergarten: 1 teacher for every 12 children (1:12)
We invite families to enroll children at One of a Kind at any time during the year.
A non-refundable $25.00 application fee is due at the time of application for each child. This fee covers administrative costs and is not applied toward tuition, nor does it guarantee your child a spot.
If there is not a current vacancy when you apply for enrollment, your child/ren will be placed on a waiting list upon receipt of the application fee(s). When a vacancy can be projected, you will receive notification from one of the Directors. A non-refundable deposit (applicable toward your last month’s tuition) of $100 must be paid within 72 hours of the Director’s notification in order to secure the vacancy for a child/ren. After we receive the deposit, we will provide several forms (including the Enrollment and Tuition Agreement, Emergency Contact Card, Field Trip/Walk Permission Slip) that must be completed and returned before the child/ren’s first day. We will also need a copy of the child/ren’s immunization records and health check.
Tuition may be prorated if the child’s start date is after the 5th of the month.
Tuition includes full-time care from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be served on days when the child is in attendance. Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:45, lunch 11:15-11:45, and snack 3:15-3:45). In the Infant rooms, we also offer formula (Parent's Choice Premium) and baby food (Gerber).
Tuition, due on the first day of each month, is based on a four-week month so that tuition stays the same each month. We cannot make tuition allowances for days that your child is sick, vacation days, or days the Center is closed for any reason (including inclement weather and breaks).
Families with more than one child enrolled will receive a 10% discount for each full month that multiple children are enrolled. This does not apply to the tuition of a child who attends part time.
We also offer a 10% discount on full time tuition for families who work for the State of Kansas or Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Please call us for tuition information at 830-9040 or email us email@example.com.