Terrie’s Blog


A Step Closer to Kindergarten


Posted By on May 16, 2016

It’s hard to believe that it’s already May. On May 18th we’ll be saying “goodbye” to some of the preschoolers enrolled in our Part Day/Part Year program option as they take a summer break before heading to kindergarten in the fall. I’m so proud that we were given the opportunity to be a part of these children’s lives. I’m  proud to know that they are headed to kindergarten with the tools they need to be socially and academically...

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End Child Abuse


Posted By on Apr 11, 2016

KC STAR Letter to the Editor Staff members from Growing Futures Early Education Center wear blue on April 8, 2016 for Wear Blue Day for Child Abuse Prevention Sunday – April 3, 2016 Many community leaders and organizations that serve children across Johnson County, the Kansas City area and our nation will join forces this month to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Abuse knows no geographic or socioeconomic boundaries....

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Early Literacy


Posted By on Mar 24, 2016

The basis for learning comes from having strong literacy skills. This is why it is important to work on developing literacy and learning skills at an early age. One way to accomplish this is by reading to children at home, as parents are their child’s first teachers. This provides children with the basic early literacy skills that prepare them to learn to read and write. Here at Growing Futures, we are always finding ways to improve...

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At Growing Futures, we understand the value and importance of nurturing social and emotional development of pre-kindergartners. We know that children’s emotional well-being during their early years, has a powerful impact on their social relationships throughout the rest of their lives. Children who are in preschool (ages 3-5) are learning to talk about their feelings, and the feelings of others. But social and emotional development...

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Finding affordable, high-quality, child care is both a necessity and a barrier to employment for most families. It’s even more out of reach when you are a family living at 100% of the federal poverty level – which for a family of three is a meager $20,160 a year. However, families don’t stop being in need when they get $1, $100, or $1,000 above the federally defined poverty threshold. Even at 200% of the established poverty threshold,...

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