Early Learning Articles

May 15, 2023 | Posted in Early Learning
Happy Birthday Head Start

Head Start celebrates 58 years of service on May 18

April 10, 2023 | Posted in Early Learning
Phase 2 Challenge Badge

MARC and its partner agencies were awarded funds as part of the HRSA Building Bridges to Better Health Challenge

October 18, 2022 | Posted in Early Learning
Head Start teacher with children.

The Mid-America Regional Council’s Department of Early Learning is proud to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month.

August 4, 2022 | Posted in Early Learning
Parade of Hearts art in the Power and Light District

Local organizations, including MARC early learning programs, will benefit from the funds raised during the popular Parade of Hearts campaign. 

March 25, 2022 | Posted in Early Learning
Parade of Hearts Robot Heart outside Children's Mercy

Regional early learning programs are getting a boost of love through the Parade of Hearts.

February 11, 2022 | Posted in Early Learning
P4 Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention Logo

The KidsCARE collaboration between Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Head Start and Swope Health Services was among 20 winners of the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge, a nationwide competition to increase pediatric vaccination rates and well-child visits.

May 25, 2021 | Posted in Early Learning
Man in a MARC mask receiving a vaccine

MARC’s Head Start program and affiliate direct service providers continued to serve families throughout the pandemic. During the past few months, Head Start direct service providers took additional steps to make sure center staff and parents had access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

February 17, 2021 | Posted in Early Learning
Young children smiling and hugging in a classroom

The new website is dedicated to improving the well-being of more than 2,400 infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families in Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri. 

August 31, 2020 | Posted in Early Learning
Teacher and student playing with blocks

MARC’s Department of Early Learning recently received grant funding from the Kauffman Foundation to support a quality improvement project for early learning centers from now until June 30, 2021.

May 22, 2020 | Posted in Early Learning
Boy wearing a face mask creating an art project

This guide assists program directors and staff in navigating the process of reopening child care centers.