Kansas City centers sign on to Healthy Kids Bright Futures

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Five area early care and education centers have signed on as partners in Healthy Kids Bright Futures, KC Healthy Kids’ newest project.  

At these centers, teachers who work with children ages zero to three will receive individual support from an early care and education specialist to enhance early learning practices and policies. Targeted areas include developmental screenings/assessments, family engagement, nutrition, physical activity and health.  

  • Canada Daycare Center
  • Delight Ahead Child and Family Development Center
  • Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center
  • Kiddie Kollege  
  • St. Luke’s Early Education Center

Families will also work with a community navigator to help identify services and resources that meet their unique needs.  

“We are looking forward to building strong partnerships with these centers and the families that rely on them to care for their children,” says Rhonda Erpelding, project director for KC Healthy Kids.

Healthy Kids Bright Futures lifts up families with children ages zero to three to build a strong foundation for children’s academic success. The project connects families to coordinated services while engaging them in building leadership in Healthy Kids Bright Futures and in their communities.   

KC Healthy Kids administers the project though early care and education centers and convenes a number of partners including Connections – Project Eagle, Mid-America Regional Council, Mother & Child Health Coalition, The Family Conservancy, The Guardian Group, University of Kansas Medical Center and Weighing In, A Program of Children’s Mercy Hospital.

For more information, contact Rhonda at 816-523-5353 or rerpelding@kchealthykids.org.

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