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Atchison BOOK

Stephanie  Burkhalter

Family Resource Coordinator
Atchison Board of Education
626 Commercial Street
Atchison, KS 66002

913-360-0279
sberkhalter@
keystonelearning.org

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Atchison BOOK

Book Logo - 2 kids under a tree, readingKids are our future. In our community of Atchison, we Believe in Opportunities for Our Kids. One opportunity we think is important is being ready to read when our kids start school. On this website you will discover  opportunities for kids, parents, childcare providers, other community professionals and our community. Grab a book from the library - but also check out our BOOK resources. Reading is a skill that lasts a lifetime.

   Atchison BOOK efforts  receive see money from  Kansas Department of Children and Families                  Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund grant.  While these funds are no longer available, the need  continues in our  community.   In  2017,  Atchison  United Way has  provided  funds  to  bring  the                      national  United Way Born Learning  program to our community.  Atchison County Dream Team has  also  pledged  their support.  A  few projects include Born Learning mobile trail, Books  for Newborns, Dare To Be You  for Preschool  Family series,  plus several  workshops  for  community members.   Be sure to ask us about the Brain Game  workshop  experience that helps explain the importance of the early years for  lifetime health and  well-being. This  hands on  expereince allows participants to build brains.  Did  you  know  that  Atchison  County  currently  ranks  97th in the state for family and child well-being.

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The Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund

The Kansas Children's Cabinet developed a Blueprint for Early Childhood as a strategic framework to guide investments and maximize positive outcomes for children and families.

Blueprint for Early Childhood Portfolio

 

Give Your Child a               HEAD START

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OUR GOALS:

  • Enhance parents’ skills as early teachers for their children.
  • Increase awareness of family resources in the Atchison community.
  • Improve school readiness for children aged 0 - 5.
  • Increase preschool/childcare availability for teen mothers and at-risk youth.
  • Grow strong families through parenting classes, support groups and electronic media.
  • Encourage teen parents to remain in school while gaining parenting and childcare skills training.

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FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION YIELDS 10% ANNUAL RETURN