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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

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:

  • Visit the MARC Head Start website to schedule an appointment
  • Call for assistance with making an appointment by dialing 816-841-3382 (applications are currently being completed over the phone).

For Questions about Head Start and/or the application process

  • Call our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at 816-418-5295
  • Text our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at 816-425-0806
  • Email our KCPS Head Start Enrollment Specialist at jherrmann@kcpublicschools.org

We strongly encourage families that enroll in Head Start to select a KCPS site, but families do have the option of attending any school within the Mid-America Regional Council region. The two KCPS locations for Head Start are:

Richardson Early Learning Center

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

Woodland Early Learning Center

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

 
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.

The deadline to complete the first step in the enrollment application process is Monday, Feb. 15. Families can expect a response from KCPS during the week of March 1. Families will then complete the registration process for the school in which they have been selected.

Application 2021-2022 School Year