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Early Childhood Education

Pre-K classroom

We work in the early-childhood education sector to ensure that more students are entering kindergarten ready to learn through investments that support quality improvements in early learning programs in the Kansas City region.

Programs & Initiatives

Early Childhood Grants

The Quality Enhancement Grants program supports quality improvement efforts in early learning programs serving children birth to five in the Kansas City region. Programs in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri enrolling at least 40% children from lower-income families are eligible for grants of up to $100,000 per year over two years.