School hours: 7AM to 5:30PM
Food Bank 1:30PM to 5PM
Our goal at Ballard is to help children grow and thrive. We believe that through a loving and structured environment, children will flourish. Our classrooms offer both free play and academics and a setting in which social and emotional skills are cultivated daily.
Family Services and Supports Ballard Community Center provides wrap-around services for support. You will receive home visits and regular assessments of your child’s milestones. The goal is to foster school-to-family relationships and to better support you on your parenting journey. Your Director of Family Connections is your personal connection to any resources you may need for your whole family to thrive in our community.
Our Center also employs an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, who is available to assist you with information, referrals and all manner of parent education and support.
Ballard Center and the City of Lawrence seek to provide the North Lawrence community with a unique state of the art playground, adjoining park and community garden all in close proximity to the developing Levy Park system.
We see Ballard Center as a compete community support center for meeting and playing.