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John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Enroll in Early Learning

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 appointment, please call MARC Head Start at 816-841-3382 or visit this webpage
  • For more information, you can reach our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at 816-418-5295 or jherrmann@kcpublicschools.org

Head Start Locations

Richardson Early Learning Center

Richardson Early Learning Community School
3515 Park Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-2600
P3 & P4

Woodland Early Learning Center

Woodland Early Learning Community School
711 Woodland Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 418-5900
P3 & P4

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Central Early Head Start
3221 Indiana Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64128
(816) 418-2000

 
Teachers with PreK kids

How do I enroll in Pre-Kindergarten?

Build a foundation of academic success in one of our quality schools! From Montessori to foreign language, college prep to African-centered studies, preschool to neighborhood schools near you, there is a FREE, world-class option just for your child. 

Each school is home to dedicated, caring teachers and staff. We hold an unwavering commitment to exceptional education with a focus on supporting students. Have questions? Contact the Admissions Office by calling (816) 418-7505 or visit the Board of Education Building at 2901 Troost Ave., KCMO. 

Students must be three or four years old on or before July 31 to qualify for Pre-K.

Application 2022-2023 School Year