Early Childhood Education
St. Mark Child and Family Development Center offers premiere early childhood education year-round for infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children. We make sure children are ready for kindergarten by providing children with a quality learning program that enhances their intellectual, social, physical and emotional development.
St. Mark is the only Head Start affiliated, early childhood development provider with regularly scheduled hours and consistent services in the neighborhood and the only N.A.E.Y.C. (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited program in the 64127 zip code. The facility is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., five days a week, year round except holidays and KCMSD (Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools) snow day closures.
Working in collaboration with Jackson County COMBAT, UICS provides information to community residents to generate awareness of the support services available in the community to prevent and/or treat alcohol abuse as well as violence. Community Outreach efforts of UICS emphasize the importance of parental engagement and healthy youth development.
Arts@St. Mark connects St. Mark students and their families to high quality arts experiences provided by Kansas City visual and performing artists, including classroom activities; exhibitions; and community performances and events delivered both on and off-site that serve the entire 12th Street corridor.