Early Education in Kansas City

Experts Discuss the Need for High-Quality, Accessible Child Care

Kansas City Needs High-Quality Child Care

The Family Conservancy gathered national and community leaders to discuss the need for high-quality, affordable child care in Kansas City. Watch the video to learn about serious challenges facing families and child care providers, why we need to improve access to high-quality child care and how we can address these issues. Panelist include: Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett, Mayor Sly James, Tyler Nottberg and Paula Neth.

Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett

Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett discusses the need for investment in early education. Dr. Boynton-Jarrett in is a practicing primary care pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, a social epidemiologist and the founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network. Her work focuses on the role of early-life adversities as life course social determinants of health. She has a specific interest in the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns.