Steven getting vaccine

Head Start centers connect families to vaccinations

MARC’s Head Start program and affiliate direct service providers continued to serve families throughout the pandemic. During the past few months, Head Start direct service providers took additional steps to make sure center staff and parents had access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting in March, United Inner City Services (UICS), the YMCA of Greater Kansas […]

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Biking in Autumn

2020 ozone season wraps up

The 2020 ozone season has officially ended and, while the data is still being validated, it appears that the Greater Kansas City region exceeded the ozone standard only once. Ground-level ozone forms when emissions from sources such as vehicles, industry and power plants react with heat and sunlight. Thankfully, the 2020 ozone season (March 1–Oct. […]

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Educare training helps extended family provide quality child care

On Thursday, Nov. 19, MARC’s Department of Early Learning will provide a course focused on kinship care. This is an online class starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. This course is part of MARC’s Educare initiative. The Educare initiative provides resources, training opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers with an […]

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Quality Enhancement Project

Quality enhancement project supports 10 early learning centers

MARC’s Department of Early Learning recently received grant funding from the Kauffman Foundation to support a quality improvement project for early learning centers from now until June 30, 2021. Throughout this project, MARC staff and qualified coaches will work with 10 small, licensed early learning centers in Missouri to improve the centers’ learning environments and […]

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Lee's Summit City Hall

Regional Roundup: Metro communities recognized for their accomplishments

Each month, our Management Matter newsletter highlights the awards and recognitions earned by local governments throughout Greater Kansas City. Recent highlights include: LendEDU ranks Olathe as a budget-friendly city for renters — LendEDU, an online marketplace for financial products, ranked Olathe, Kansas, as the most budget-friendly city for renters in Kansas. LendEDU also ranked Olathe […]

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Parkville City Hall

Regional Roundup: Local governments earn praise for accomplishments

Each month, our Management Matters newsletter highlights state and national recognition awarded to local governments in Greater Kansas City. Recent highlights include: City of Parkville makes list of 20 best places to live in Missouri — The city of Parkville, Missouri, was ranked number 18 in Money Inc’s 20 best places to live in Missouri. […]

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Cities in Eastern Jackson County explore shared services

In the fall of 2019, the cities of Independence, Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, Missouri, adopted by resolution an agreement to advance collaborative strategies across the three cities. With assistance from MARC, the cities are exploring opportunities to enhance public services, improve customer service and support employees. The three cities have well-established relationships among both […]

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