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Early Childhood Department 

The Early Childhood Department at Whatsoever Community Center is focused on child-initiated learning and creative development for children ages 6 weeks - 6 years old. Our program provides a time of fun, creativity, exploration, security, and compassion. The teaching staff strives to nurture the active and receptive qualities of their students in a safe environment.

Because of the many challenges facing young people today, the Pre-School curriculum (Emerging Language and Literacy Curriculum partnered with Creative Curriculum) at Whatsoever incorporates the development of social skills as well as scholastic preparation for our student's transition to the public school system. In this way, we have been providing the Northeast Kansas City area with quality early childhood programming and services since 1952.

Infant/Toddler: In process of re-establishing program, check later for additonal information

Preschool Program: Educational program for children ages 2-6. Emerging Language and Literacy Curriculum.

Cost: Potty-trained $75/week full-time,  Non-potty trained $95/week full-time, State assistance is accepted.

Ratios:  The number of children enrolled in this program varies from year to year. The ideal staff/client ratio for Preschool is 6 to 1. Staffing for this department consists of a program director, lead teacher and assistant teacher.


Enrollment:  Please make an appointment or call Cecilia Santacruz at (816) 231-0227 ext 106 to discuss the enrollment process and take a tour of the program.  Enrollment packets are available in the Preschool Parent Resource Center.  All forms must be completed and reviewed by the Director before a child may attend school. 
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm

This program is primarily funded through United Way, client fees, the State of Missouri Food Program and Division of Family Services.



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