Children and Families

Services for Kansas City Families

Helping Families Prepare
Children for Success

Young children rely on their family for basic needs like safety, shelter, clothing and food, to less concrete, but equally important, necessities like social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. For that reason, in order to prepare children for success, we have to provide families with the tools to meet their needs.

Head Start

Early Education for Low-Income Children

Head Start provides scholarships for high-quality early education to young children from low-income families. Head Start services are available on a limited basis for expecting mothers and children ages birth to five.

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Start Young

High-quality Child Care for Wyandotte County

The Family Conservancy’s Start Young project is a public-private collaborative designed to improve child care in Wyandotte County, increasing access to high-quality, full-day, full-year child care for working families. This innovative three-year pilot program will impact 1,200 children in the first year.

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Child Care Resource
and Referral


Identify Affordable Child Care

When you’re expecting a child, you are planning for many upcoming changes. One of the most important might be who will care for your child when you return to work. Select the button of your state to find childcare.

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Parenting Resources and Information

Supporting Parents in Their Most Important Job

We are the go-to authorities on all things parenting. Check out our library of videos, tips and articles to help you be the best parent you can be.

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Early Childhood
Mental Health

Mental Health Training for Parents and Teachers

We help teachers and parents with young children prevent social and emotional setbacks, and ensure children enter kindergarten with the skills they need to be successful.

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Mental Health
& Counseling

Serving Families, Couples, Individuals & Children

Whether your problem is large or small, involves the entire family or just one person, we can help you find the direction that is right for you. We provide counseling support and education for children, families, couples, individuals and groups in Spanish and English.


Talk, Read, Play

Support Kindergarten Readiness

Talk, Read, Play is a public awareness campaign that teaches Kansas City parents and caregivers to support kindergarten readiness through simple, everyday interactions.

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Healthy Parents
Healthy Kids

Weekly Parenting Education and Family Support

Class activities focus on helping parents learn to manage their own health and stress, learn appropriate parenting strategies, form connections with other families with children, and gain trusted resources for information and services.

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