Kids 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 received seed money from the 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 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 experience allows participants to build brains. Did you know that Atchison County currently ranks 97th in the state for family and child well-being.
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.