Statements of Support for Talk, Read, Play
Statements of Support for Talk, Read, Play


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"We have to raise the awareness of every parent about the importance of talking with their child, reading with their child and playing with their child. It’s important for us to remember that everything we do that betters the lives of our children, betters the lives of everyone in our community.”

 - Kansas City Mayor Sly James

Mayor Sly James

"I am pleased to visit Children's Campus to see firsthand a local partnership trying new methods to teach and nurture low-income children in a facility specifically designed for their needs," Sen. Roberts said. "These children are the most vulnerable in our society, and it is very encouraging to see a community harness the resources it has, like the University of Kansas Medical Center, LISC, Wyandotte County and other organizations by working together to meet the educational and developmental needs of at-risk children. Reading to these kids is a great way to start the day, and I hope they are off to a great start for the year."

 - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

Senator Pat Roberts

"I enjoyed meeting with Dean Olson, President and CEO of The Family Conservancy (TFC), and Head Start leaders who are working to serve over 50,000 children and families in the greater metro area. Earlier this year, the Family Conservancy was awarded an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant that will allow TFC to expand high quality early learning opportunities for even more infants and toddlers and their families in our community. I look forward to working with TFC to promote opportunities to encourage families to talk, read, and play with our children every day."

 - U.S. Representative Kevin Yoder

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