Life Lessons from St. Mark Center

Life Lessons from St. Mark Center

My name is Conor Kelly and I am a senior at Rockhurst High School. I have been volunteering at St. Mark Center for three weeks. I’ve had a great time, and I’ve learned a lot. I chose St. Mark Center for my senior service because I am interested in making a lasting...
Orchestra Hour at St. Mark Center

Orchestra Hour at St. Mark Center

The youngest students at St. Mark Center started their school day on Nov. 30, 2018 by moving to the music performed by Violinist Abigail Walden from the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. There was so much excitement as the students, 10 months to 15 months old, huddled...
Importance of Bedtime for Preschoolers

Importance of Bedtime for Preschoolers

What is your child’s bedtime? Is it consistent? Important new research shows just how important sleep is for a child’s brain development. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that children age 1 to 3 need 12 to 14 hours of sleep a day, while 3- to...

Brittany’s Journey

  “When my children started at UICS a year ago, it was a relief for me. I was living in transitional housing close by and trying to find a quality preschool for my kids. Several of my neighbors had told me about St. Mark. I toured the center and it definitely...
DaShauna and Kevin

DaShauna and Kevin

“Three years ago, our daughter Destiny started preschool at St. Mark. I was living in a women and children’s shelter with our four kids. While the shelter was meeting our basic needs – a place to sleep and something to eat – we needed more. You don’t get...