Dedicated to improving the well-being of 2,400+ infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families
in Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri
Our mission is to advance young children’s development and learning through effective program administration, community collaboration and family engagement.
The MARC Head Start Difference
We’ve built a network of providers and support agencies that work together to effectively and efficiently provide quality services to children and their families.
We promote the learning and development of young children by providing interactive, play-based learning experiences along with engaging environments and interactions.
Health & Nutrition
We understand the link between health and school readiness for children in Head Start and Early Head Start. Healthy children are more successful in school.
Across all our programs, we support a culture that promotes mental health and social and emotional well-being for children.
We coordinate with local school districts, Missouri First Steps and other community agencies to ensure that children’s needs are met in the least restrictive environment.
Parent Leadership & Engagement
Parents are an integral part of program success. We emphasize parent engagement and offer opportunities for parents to take on leadership roles.
Provider Professional Development
Teachers and staff at our service providers receive training and professional development that enable them to provide high-quality, comprehensive services.
Our programs serve families within the context of their communities. We have formal agreements with many community agencies to ensure a full continuum of family-centered services.
How we help
Stories of success
You can help educate others about the importance and impact of high-quality early learning on children and families.
Looking for a career in early learning? Our network providers have many job opportunities in education, health, family and community engagement and program support.
Our network of providers offers many volunteer opportunities. Find out how to share your talent and time.
Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.