News & Events
UICS Expands Head Start/Early Head Start Reach
UICS strives to build bridges of opportunity through quality early learning and family engagement. During the 2020-2021 program year, these bridges of opportunity have been expanded beyond the original UICS-St. Mark Center in the 12th Street Corridor. Families now also have the option of attending UICS-Metro Center at 39th and Troost/Midtown KC or UICS-North Center in Pleasant Valley, MO/Northland KC. UICS-St. Mark and Metro Centers offer an arts-infused environment, with this emphasis continuing at the newest UICS-North Center. All three sites further the vision of UICS to offer opportunities for children and families across the Greater Kansas City region to flourish. For more information about UICS and services available at the various locations, visit
Head Start Happenings
At the age of 87, Sister Corita Bussanmas passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
February is National Parent Leadership Month.
The Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families awarded Quality Improvement funds to Head Start Grantees in 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report highlighting Head Start’s effective response in managing the spread of COVID-19.
MARC’s Early Learning Department and its Workforce Development Work Group want to hear your early learning story.