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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

www.uicskc.org.

Head Start Happenings

Parade of Hearts lives on through MARC early learning programs

Parade of Hearts lives on through MARC early learning programs

The regional Parade of Hearts display may be over. Still, organizations, including MARC early learning programs, will benefit from the more than $2.5 million raised from the heart auction, merchandise and its 75 sponsors. “We are proud to be a recipient of funds from...

Excessive Heat Hits Kansas City

Excessive Heat Hits Kansas City

Warmer temperatures are hitting the Kansas City region this week. That means it’s time to be thinking about the “silent killer” heat waves. We can take steps to minimize the consequences of extreme heat, especially when it comes to vehicles and our children. May 1 was...

Early Learning Providers Build Strong Connections

Early Learning Providers Build Strong Connections

MARC Head Start direct service providers met in person on April 11 to conduct the annual self-assessment culminating event. This was the first time they have met as a large group since the pandemic began. “The Head Start Program Performance Standards require that we...