Head Start http://kcur.org en Preschool Trauma Program In Kansas City Getting National Attention http://kcur.org/post/preschool-trauma-program-kansas-city-getting-national-attention <p></p><p></p><p>Every parent knows that young children have meltdowns now and then - at home, at school, in the grocery store - but sometimes a tantrum can be more than a bad day. It can be the sign of traumatic stress.</p><p>A program started in Kansas City, Kan., offers teachers and parents an alternate way to deal with intense emotions and potentially avoid the long-term impact of trauma. The program has been spreading in recent months, even getting national attention.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:13:26 +0000 Alex Smith 54236 at http://kcur.org Preschool Trauma Program In Kansas City Getting National Attention Mo. Head Start Programs Brace For Impact Of Shutdown http://kcur.org/post/mo-head-start-programs-brace-impact-shutdown <p>Head Start, a federally funded pre-K program for low-income children, had already been hit by a 5.3 percent sequestration budget cut. In the Kansas City metropolitan area, 200 Head Start slots were eliminated in Missouri and 50 more in Kansas.</p><p>On Tuesday, due to the government shutdown, 23 Head Start programs in 11 states, with fiscal years beginning October 1, were told to close.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:53:30 +0000 Laura Spencer 44512 at http://kcur.org Under Scrutiny, Some Head Start Programs In Limbo http://kcur.org/post/under-scrutiny-some-head-start-programs-limbo The Obama administration is calling for major changes in Head Start, the 46-year-old early childhood education program that helped launch President Johnson's War on Poverty.<p>President Obama says too many children today aren't learning, and too many education programs are mismanaged.<p>"We're not just going to put money into programs that don't work," the president announced late last year. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:44:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 15357 at http://kcur.org Under Scrutiny, Some Head Start Programs In Limbo End Of Line For Kansas Early Head Start? http://kcur.org/post/end-line-kansas-early-head-start <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53ced9a06f85f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53ced9a06f85f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53ced9a06f85f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-949937.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>TOPEKA, Ks. – Early Head Start provides child care and education for infants and toddlers in low-income families. It currently serves more than twelve hundred children in fifty counties across Kansas, but it's been targeted for elimination by Governor Sam Brownback.</p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:19:13 +0000 7523 at http://kcur.org