Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition celebrated with Kansas Governor Laura Kelly as she signed the proclamation making August Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Kansas!
From Zero to Three:
Hindsight on Parenting
Every wonder how you will feel about yourself as a parent when you look back on those days in the future? In this thoughtful column, Rebecca Parlakian looks back on her earlier parenting days and offers five insights she wishes she could offer her younger self about parenting.
In a move to help Kansans find work and stay employed, Governor Laura Kelly today announced a new Kansas Department for Children and Families initiative that will expand access to child care assistance for Kansas families.
“Having access to quality child care is essential for parents to maintain employment,” Kelly said. “Those with lower incomes often struggle to afford quality child care. By expanding access to the program, more Kansas families can sustain employment or participate in meaningful training programs.”
New research links affectionate parents with a happy and flourishing adulthood.
A new study out of Harvard has found that people who had loving parents in childhood have better lives later on. Parental warmth impacts well-being and health years later.
The following Kansas nominees were award winners at the regional level.
Grandparents Are Getting the Job Done
Millions of children are being raised solely by their grandparents, with numbers continuing to climb as the opioid crisis and other factors disrupt families. New research shows that caregivers who step up to raise their grandchildren are overcoming unique challenges to manage just as well as biological and adoptive parent caregivers.
Kansas Early/Head Start directors, staff, and admin wore blue!
Attending the APM/Networks were Parent, Family, and Community Engagment Coordinators, Health Managers, Education Coordinators, Mental Health & Disabilities Consultants, Coaches and Mentors, and program directors and staff.
Thank you for a great turnout and for supporting child abuse prevention!