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...
Under Construction: Cardboard City at St. Mark Center

Under Construction: Cardboard City at St. Mark Center

Cardboard City, an evening of dramatic play, was the culmination of a weeks-long project in which cardboard boxes were transformed by the imaginations of the children and their parents. The students, under the guidance of a resident artist, worked for weeks designing...

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 stood...
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...

Using Percussion in the Classroom

Chris McLaurin, Principal Percussionist for the Kansas City Symphony, visited St. Mark recently to train our teachers on how to use percussion instruments in the classroom. We are so proud to be included in this Kansas City Symphony video: Percussion in the Classroom...

Sun Shines on Puppets for the Planet!

Last Saturday’s second annual Puppets for the Planet Festival, in partnership with StoneLion Puppet Theatre was a huge success and everyone who attended enjoyed a beautiful 80 degree day. Our friends at StoneLion Puppet Theatre put together an awesome line-up of...

Spring Sock Hop Slide Show

The St. Mark Spring Sock Hop last month was an evening of fun, filled with food, art projects and lots of dancing! Families and staff enjoyed Chef Cooper’s famous taco bar, the sounds of DJ LeoNightUS and everyone took home sock puppets and flowers they created...
St. Mark Hosts Money Smart KC Workshops

St. Mark Hosts Money Smart KC Workshops

As part of Money Smart Month in April, St. Mark Child & Family Development Center will host two Money Smart KC workshops on Thursday, April 3 and on Wednesday, April 16 from 4:30-5:30 on both days. presented by Central Bank of Kansas City. A light dinner will be...
Puppets for the Planet Festival

Puppets for the Planet Festival

Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre and St. Mark’s for a Puppets for the Planet Community Art Festival. This interactive day of fun celebrates the planet with art, entertainment, and community action. StoneLion puppet shows, music featuring Dino O’Dell, Sister Act Face...