2017 Early Education Grantees

The following organizations received grants from the Early Education Funders Collaborative in 2017 to support kindergarten-readiness for low-income families and children of color in Greater Kansas City. 

Spring 2017

Alliance for Childhood Education
This grant supports early childhood education advocacy efforts in Kansas and Missouri.

Kansas Children's Service League
Funding supports the expansion of the home visiting services and the addition of a parent leadership program.

Kansas City Neighborhood Academy
This grant supports the two pre-kindergarten classrooms at Kansas City Neighborhood Academy.

Kansas City Teacher Residency
Funding will support the one-year residency of seven teachers working toward their certificate in early childhood.

Missouri Budget Project
Support for the Invest in Missouri’s Children initiative to protect and strengthen investments in child care assistance.

Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
Funding will support ongoing operations for the early education program, with the ultimate goal of children being kindergarten-ready.

Show Me KC Schools
This grant will support school tours for parents and early childhood educators in addition to an online parent toolkit focused on school choice and the transition to kindergarten.

Teach for America, Inc.
Support for the recruitment, training, and placement of ten early childhood education teachers in classrooms in the Kansas City metro.

The Junior College of Kansas City (The Francis Institute)
This grant supports a partnership with 10 family child care providers and 10 child care centers in implementing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and the Desired Results Development Profile.

Unified School District 500 (Kansas City Kansas Public Schools)
Support for Conscious Discipline curriculum implementation for teachers and parents in the Head Start program as well as two additional Family Support Workers to expand home visiting services.

United Inner City Services (St. Mark Child and Family Development Center)
Funding will support ongoing operations for the early education program, with the ultimate goal of children being kindergarten-ready.

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute (Educare)
This grant will enable the organization to increase the number of seats in the preschool program for three- and four-year-old children in Wyandotte County.