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 email@example.com.
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
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
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.
SAVE THE DATE — November 10, 2022
Due to COVID the KCPBS’ annual Technology Conference will be postponed until this fall. This conference is for teachers, administrators, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This professional development opportunity offers a full schedule of sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.
Registration will be open in September.