sing. play. love is a high-quality early learning program designed by a team of child development experts under the leadership of Dr. Anne Meeker Watson, music therapist and early interventionist. Evaluation of the program yielded significant and exciting benefits for improving early learning and building key developmental skills of young children, including language, literacy, and social-emotional function. Discover […]

The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place is Kansas City’s trauma treatment center serving the mental health needs of young children since 1978. Pursuing mental health healing is a step of bravery and perseverance. Our staff is here every step of the way as young children heal from traumatic events, with our team dedicated to providing in-depth relationships, high-quality […]

Awesome Ambitions

Awesome Ambitions is a non-profit, free college and career readiness program designed to inspire and empower 8th to 12th-grade girls in underserved communities in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. All girls are welcome, but our programming is tailored to meet black and brown girls’ social, emotional, and cultural needs. We are mentoring partners with […]

Union Station

Voted Favorite Family Fun! Kansas City’s most celebrated destination boasts over 100 years of iconic history and year-round attractions for all ages.  Visit the internationally awarded Science City, Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, or visit our current touring exhibitions. There’s always something new to see and do at this family-friendly favorite! Disney100: The Exhibition opens May 24, […]

Operation Breakthrough

We offer a wide variety of programs including Early Childhood Education, Before and After School, Personalized Learning and more. We work with organizations across KC to provide the children and families we serve with meals, therapy, health services, immunizations and more. We provide education, therapy and other programs for parents to create the best possible […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City works to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future by Matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. “Bigs” help “Littles” ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them. Last year, 100% of the Senior Littles graduated high school, 84% reported improved […]

UMKC Department of Communications and Journalism

Produced by the UMKC Department of Communication and Journalism, The “RKC: Connect with a Child” Podcast episodes feature interviews with child healthcare leaders in our community. Their helpful evidence-based advice shows adults how to make healthy connections with children, the kind that can prevent medical, behavior and learning problems for a lifetime. Our thanks to […]

Research Psychiatric Center

Our staff, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and licensed counselors, is committed to delivering you and your loved ones expert and compassionate care regardless of age or circumstance. Our specialized care teams use comprehensive psychiatric, psychosocial and medical evaluations to make sure that we find the best course of treatment for you and your specific […]

Kansas City Public Library

Be a part of our Library family! We offer great books, activities, and more for kids of all ages.  Plus, Books to Go, a monthly hand-curated delivery of reading materials to bring the library to home childcares, preschools or Kindergarten sites located within the KCMO Public School District that care for children 6 and under.  […]

University Health

University Health provides complete behavioral health services. If you are struggling, we want you to know that you are not alone. We are here to help you live to your full potential. Our caring staff provides the support people need to: Regain their quality of life and independence. Function in their daily lives, at work […]