Construction of a 72,000 sq. ft. community facility that houses early childhood education services, family support services, and oral and mental health services for children and their families in Kansas City, KS.
The facility was completed in June of 2010 and houses early childhood education services, family support services, and health, oral health, and mental health services for young children and their families.
The Children’s Campus of Kansas City, Inc., formed in 2004, is a collaborative effort of three not-for-profit organizations: Project EAGLE Community Programs, Family Conservancy, and Juniper Gardens Children’s Project. All are focused on providing services and conducting research that will benefit low-income children and families.
Since 1989 Project EAGLE Community Programs have provided assistance to children and families to ensure that they have adequate resources and opportunities needed to succeed.
The Family Conservancy, established in the 1800s, is an organization that focuses on providing strategic assistance with effective parenting, quality early education, mental health, and economic empowerment.
The Juniper Gardens Children Project, begun in the 1960s, is a partnership between the residents of Northeast Kansas City, Kansas, and the University of Kansas to address concerns with child development within the low-income community.
In 2009, plans were finalized for a project that would be used as space for the three partners of Children’s Campus of Kansas City, Inc. to ensure that children under five years of age, who are most at risk for academic failure, have access to the resources they need to succeed.
The 72,000 sq. ft. facility offers mental health services, access to a parent resource center, and early childcare development to over 1,500 families in the area. Additionally, the centralized campus will ensure that families are able to access services more easily.