Are your Kansas City kids getting ready for kindergarten? Join us for Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness, a four-week virtual program for parents of kids ages 4-5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using PBS Kids and Sesame Street resources, ensuring your little one is ready to head off to school. Weekly activities will include a Zoom meeting to introduce parents to each week’s topic, followed by optional storytime for children.
This program is being repeated and was previously offered January – May 2021 entitled “Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness”
Registration for Kids in Your Neighborhood is only available for local Kansas City residents.
- Colors & Shapes
- Rhyming Words
- Counting to 20
Each participating family will receive a Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness
packet with materials and more information before the beginning of their session. For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Support Provided By:
Stanley H. Durwood Foundation
R.A. Long Foundation
Participants will experience an interactive and creative training hosted by the founders of I AM Noticed, Amy Johnson and Jaime Lyon. Together, you will explore communication and relationship building skills that lead to confidence. These practices enable practical social and emotional support for students, staff, and families. All attendees are eligible to earn 2 clock hours.
Funding provided by the Francis Family Foundation
Join Kansas City PBS and the Kansas City Museum for a panel with founding members of Womontown, as well as a screening of the 30-minute documentary before it premieres on Channel 19.1.
Kansas City PBS presents Womontown, a new documentary from producer Sandy Woodson about a group of women in 1980s and 90s Kansas City who defied gender norms, transforming 14 city blocks in the Longfellow neighborhood into a revolutionary community by and for women.
In 1980s and 90s Kansas City, Drea Nedelsky and her girlfriend, Mary Ann Hopper, imagined a neighborhood where women could walk hand-in-hand down the street without the judgments and fear. After purchasing a home in the Longfellow Neighborhood they launched a nationalized, grassroots recruiting campaign, reaching out to queer women, selling them on the dream of Womontown, spelled in such a way to entirely remove the mention of “man”. Within five years, 75 women purchased 28 homes and 14 apartment buildings in a 7×7 block area in midtown with their life savings or loans from family members, renovating the properties and creating a home.
Once settled, the women mobilized, electing residents to the neighborhood association to work from the inside to create a secure and supportive environment. They utilized programs available through the city to offset the cost of renovations. Rather than selling and ultimately gentrifying the neighborhood, they put down roots and hoped for something larger.
Womontown premieres Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 19.1.
Free. Space is limited. RSVP required.
Kansas clock hours are pending.
Although we strive for diversity and inclusion in our current day nation and world – racism, and prejudices still plague us heavily. Our nation is still steeped in negative beliefs, mindsets, and actions that stagnate progress and growth amongst humankind. These relationships between different ethnicities and cultures continue to suffer. But most importantly, how does this continued dedication to separatism and biases affect young children? How does it affect their social/emotional and physical development and overall school life? This workshop will dig deep to find answers to these questions while offering research-based analogies and education, life experience testimonies while discussing what we all can do to create a culturally competent life for children that is built on equity, inclusion, objectivity, and love.
Presenter: Phyllis Harris, President
Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC
What is a growth mindset?
In this workshop, we’ll define the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset, understand why it’s important, and learn how to implement a growth mindset in the Early Childhood setting. We’ll also take a look at your own mindset (language and interactions) to discover how it affects the children in your care and explore resources to support developing a growth mindset as a professional in early care and education.
Trainer: Mary Williams, The Family Conservancy
Age Focus: All Ages
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Exclusive Advance Screening
You are cordially invited to join Kansas City PBS as we celebrate our much-anticipated reunion with the Crawley family and staff of Downton Abbey! Don’t forget to don your favorite era-appropriate attire!
B&B Theatres – Mainstreet KC at the Power & Light District
1400 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Thursday, May 19, 2022
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Refreshments
5:30 to 6 p.m. — Trivia & Costume Contest
6 p.m. — Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
$60 per attendee (must be secured in advance)
Includes 1 complimentary beverage from the bar.
Does not include cost of parking.
Questions? Call 816-398-4299 or email email@example.com.
Update: This event has been rescheduled from June 9, 2020 and June 9, 2021 to June 8, 2022.
For the health and safety of Brit Floyd’s fans and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Brit Floyd has made the decision to reschedule the performance on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored by Kansas City PBS and the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland for the Wednesday, June 8, 2022 date.
For more information about the performance and tickets, visit the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland website by clicking here.
Brit Floyd’s, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” brand new 2020 production Includes highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show-stopping 23 minute ‘note-for-note’ performance of the iconic era
defining song Echoes, written 50 years ago, and from Pink Floyd’s
breakthrough 1971 album Meddle.
Bring the family and join Kansas City PBS at the Kirk Family YMCA for a day of action and activities designed to get kids moving, thinking and eager to jump into an active lifestyle!
Featuring activities from our Kansas City community partners including the Kirk Family YMCA, 90.9 The Bridge, Harvesters, Science City, Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Kansas City Public Library, as well as donated books by Andrews McMeel Universal. Plus, help us do a little bit of good by bringing non-perishable canned goods to the event in donation to Harvesters, as they work to end hunger in the Kansas City metro area.
Don’t miss out! Kids will also have the opportunity to meet Daniel Tiger from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and take home some goodies from Kansas City PBS Kids and our partners!
Calling all Daniel Tiger fans! Come join us at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, for Daniel Tiger’s Life’s Little Lessons Summer Camp program.
This will be a 3-day summer camp from 10:00 – 11:30 am on June 13, 14, and 15 for parents and their 3-5-year-olds. This in-person summer camp will feature lessons from the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood television show to help your 3-5 year old manage everyday social and emotional challenges.
The Kansas City Public Library Branch is located at 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. Please plan to stay with your child during each day of the camp.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Alike & Different
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This in-person program is supported by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation & R.A. Long Foundation, in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.