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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

Central Early Head Start

The Early Head Start (EHS) program is uniquely designed to meet the comprehensive needs of teen parents and their children. This program has two classrooms at Central High School, serving sixteen infants and toddlers. Teachers provide high quality child care and instruction utilizing Creative Curriculum and Conscious Discipline. Parents receive daily feedback on their child’s successes and an authentic developmental assessment three times per year through the Desired Developmental Results Profile (DRDP). Daily, parents have access to their children to facilitate healthy attachments and practice parenting skills that are taught during monthly training opportunities. The program is also supported by a Lead Family Advocate who works individually with each teen parent to assist with ongoing health care, resource and referral, crisis intervention, family goal-setting, and overall social and emotional well-being. Teen parents will be provided transportation via KCPS cab service.

How do I enroll in Head Start?

Because Head Start is an income eligible program, families must first apply to see if they meet the qualifications. We use a centralized intake enrollment process through the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) who serves all Head Start programs in our area. To apply, you can:

  • To schedule an application, please call MARC Head Start at 816-841-3382
  • For more information, you can reach our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at 816-418-5295 or jherrmann@kcpublicschools.org
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Central Early Head Start
3221 Indiana Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64128
(816) 418-2000