Parent & Family Resources
At Project Eagle, we want to be sure that our parents and families have access to as much information and as many resources as they need. Here, you'll find information on how to get connected with community resources, important dates for families of children in our Educare program and more:
Connections, a program of Project Eagle, is a free service for pregnant women or families in Wyandotte County who have a child under age five. During the 2017-2018 program year, our Connections program screen and referred over 500 families of young children to community resources including medical care, behavioral health, dental care, child care, job information, adult education, housing, and shelter.
Based on each family's unique situation, they are connected to the most appropriate programs and services for health, child development, parenting, and self-sufficiency. For more information or to make a referral, please call 913-321-9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates for Educare Kansas City Families:
Educare will be closed on the following dates during the 2018-2019 school year:
|Friday, 6/21/19||Thursday, 7/4/19||Monday, 8/5/19 - Friday, 8/9/19|
Educare will be closed on the following dates during the 2019-2020 school year:
|Monday, 9/2/19||Friday, 10/11/19||Friday, 10/18/19|
|Wednesday, 11/27/19 - Friday, 11/29/19||Friday, 12/20/19||Monday, 12/23/19 - Friday, 12/27/19|
|Wednesday, 1/1/20||Monday, 1/20/20||Monday, 2/17/20|
|Monday, 3/16/20 - Friday, 3/20/20||Friday, 4/17/20||Friday, 5/22/20|
|Monday, 5/25/20||Friday, 6/19/20|
Project Eagle Parent & Family Success Stories
- Roxanna, a Project Eagle parent, recently completed a lesson on Physical and Brain Development, where she learned about the importance of engaging her child through activities that will use his five senses. Her Home Visitor shared a list of Cognitive & Physical Milestones for 13-18-month-olds; Roxanna reported that while her child wasn't able to do everything on this list, it would help her identify what areas to focus on and how she can work with him to learn more. She also shared that she knows that so many of the simple skills he's learning now will help build the foundation to learn more complex skills later in life.
- Teila, a Project Eagle parent, shared her excitement about recently graduating from our ABC (Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up) Intervention program. She also stated that she learned a lot from her Home Visitor and enjoyed their time together.
- Project Eagle parent, Julissa, recently raved about how cool the lessons and curriculum were and said that her child couldn't stop smiling and loved all of the attention!
Family Activities in Kansas City
We're excited to share some of the FREE and LOW-COST family-friendly activities available around Kansas City:
- You'll find free live music and kids' activities at the Overland Park Farmers' Market on Wednesdays (May - September) and Saturday (April - November). The Market is located in the heart of Downtown Overland Park just west of Metcalf between 79th and 80th Streets.
- Kansas City, Kansas Public Libraries offer free activities for children and families including movie nights, storytime, art/craft projects and more. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated on their monthly calendar. Children up to age 18 are welcome to join for a free nutritious lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the months of June and July (meals will not be served on the 4th of July). Learn more here!
- The Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas Parks & Recreation Department offers a robust calendar of free and low-cost activities for children and adults including fitness and dance classes, game nights and special events. More information on upcoming dates and costs can be found in the 2019 Spring/Summer Recreation Guide.
- You'll find a Wyandotte County Spray Park in Heathwood Park just a few blocks away from Project Eagle! Spray Parks feature brightly colored towers with loops, hoops, and buttons that children of all ages and abilities can activate to spray water. This free amenity will be great in the summer months!
- Designed to depict a turn-of-the-century family farm, the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead has tons of animals, a mining camp, a dairy barn, an ice cream parlor, a fishing pond, play areas, pony rides, and more. Admission is free Monday through Thursday; $2 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Kids under the age of 2 are always free.
- The Home Depot offers free hands-on kid's workshops on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Kids get to keep their craft, a certificate of achievement and a work apron (while supplies last). Upcoming workshops can be found on the online calendar for each participating location.
- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is always free to visit and offers a free activity for children of all ages from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. To make exploring the galleries even more fun, print off a free scavenger hunt to complete as a family.
- Visit Kansas City, Kansas keeps a list of free activities available throughout Wyandotte County on their website.