TFC extends Head Start reach to Kansas
TFC extends Head Start reach to Kansas

 

As part of President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative, $500 million was set aside for new Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) partnerships. These grants will allow new or existing Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care centers and family child care providers serving infants and toddlers from low-income families.
 
The Family Conservancy (TFC) worked diligently in 2014 preparing an application and was awarded $2.2 million in February 2015 to expand high quality early learning opportunities to infants and toddlers through EHS-CC partnerships. The partnerships will support working families in Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas by providing a full-day, full-year program so that low-income children have the healthy and enriching early experiences they need to realize their full potential.
 
Early Head Start programs also provide comprehensive services that benefit children, families, and teachers, including:
  • Health, developmental and behavioral screenings
  • Higher health, safety and nutrition standards
  • Increased professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Increased parent engagement opportunities

Read this short story to learn about one of our early successes in expanding early learning in Kansas.
Learn more about TFC’s role in the Head Start program.