Supporting Medically Fragile Children and Their Families


From the article: “Because families are children’s first teachers, and because many families hold strong cultural and religious perspectives about how their children should be cared for, clear communication that begins before the child joins the program is critical. When a child faces significant medical issues, the family often experiences considerable stress about the child’s health and the family’s finances. Parents may also struggle with strong protective urges that make the transition to an educational setting more difficult than usual.” Read the Article>>

Head Start Staff, Parents, and Board Member at Kansas Housing Conference

From the September 13, 2018 Kansas Housing Conference in Topeka. A group of Head Start folks participated in the panel "Workshop on Connecting and Supporting Families Experiencing Homeless Issues through Head Start."

From left: Elisa Chavez, KHSA Board Member and parent, Russell, KS; Terry Wilson, from Early Childhood Connections, Hays, KS; Mary Stafford and Betty Vanalstine, from Reno County Early Head Start, Hutchinson, KS.

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