When it comes to shaping the future of a child, no one plays a more important role than parents, but with the majority of preschool-aged children spending time in child care and early education programs, the value of quality early learning cannot be overlooked.
Research shows that children who attend quality early education programs are more likely to:
- Enter school prepared to succeed
- Graduate from high school
- Attend college
- Earn a better living
The Family Conservancy's Early Care and Education Department provides leadership in a community-wide effort to ensure all children have access to quality early education. Grant-funded work includes providing training and professional development opportunities to early educators. Fee-for-service options offered to early education programs include playground audits, inspections, online training and consultations. We also deliver on-site coaching, offering technical support and consultation to assist programs in improvements and achievement of accreditation.
The team of trainers and coaches are passionate about improving the quality of early childhood services in Kansas and Missouri. In 2017, 4,676 early education and care providers were trained. These efforts had a direct impact on the lives of more than 40,000 children in the metropolitan area.