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.
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.
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.
Child Care Resource
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.