How You’re Making a Difference for Kansas City Kids
Child Care Scholarship Allows Family to Thrive
We encounter parents like Christina far too often. Striving for the best for their children, working long hours and often piecing together care for their children, but constantly worried the rug could be pulled out from under them at any moment.
Jorge had been expelled from a number of child care program when his mother enrolled him in Head Start. Find out how a partnership between St. Mark Child Development Center and The Family Conservancy helped Jorge’s family.
When Maurice heard about The Family Conservancy’s home-based Head Start program, it seemed like an answer to his prayers, a perfect fit. They enrolled and quickly saw the value the program offered — it wasn’t just helping prepare their son for school, it equipped them to be even better parents and educators, and helped them work toward goals that strengthened their family.
With the help of The Family Conservancy, LaMisha, a mother of two, overcame postpartum depression — learning she needed to nurture herself and prioritize her own self care in order to truly support her children.
Classes Help Parents Be Their Child’s First Teacher
The Family Conservancy provides parenting education to residents in two Kansas City, Kansas housing developments. Parents of young children come to classes where they learn techniques based in brain science and child development, and build better connections and nurturing relationships with their children — ensuring their children have a strong foundation for success.