When parents and families support child development and student achievement, promising and positive outcomes are more apt to occur. Understand the difference between parental involvement and family engagement and learn methodologies and practices to use in your everyday work with children aged preschool through 12th grade and families. Participants will work together in groups to build family engagement plans and framework ideas for their programs and schools.
Join KCPT, PNC Grow Up Great® and Sporting Kansas City for “Be My Neighbor Day,” a family celebration featuring tigertastic events! The day will include appearances by Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, entertainment and hands-on learning activities focused on being a caring neighbor!
10 a.m. to Noon – Roving Puppets from the Stone Lion Puppet Theatre
11 a.m. – Family Zumba with the YMCA
11 a.m. to Noon – Appearance by Sporting KC’s Blue
Noon – Dance Performance by Los Bailadores de Kansas City
1 p.m. – Performance by Drum Safari
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Appearance by a TBD Sporting KC Player
2 p.m. – Interactive Dance Performance by Kristi’s Academy of Dance
Throughout the event, you can meet Daniel Tiger and participate in a number of hands-on activities with our partners PNC Grow Up Great, Sporting KC’s Sporting Stripes, PB & J Initiative, Kansas City Kansas Public Library’s F. L. Schlagle Library, the Sunflower House, KC Kindcraft, Kansas City Zoo’s Zoomobile, Literacy KC, City Playcorps Pop-up Adventure Playground, Recycle Cycle, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Science City.
Do your first act of kindness by bringing a pair of gently used or new shoes to donate to the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Shoe Drive, benefiting Soles4Souls.
Free parking is available in the Blue lots located to the West of State Avenue at Sporting Way. Enter the Toyota Plaza at the southeast corner of State Avenue and Sporting Way. Look for the KCPT tent!
Join us on the dark side of literature, history, classics, theater, and more! The Hall Center for the Humanities presents a one-of-a-kind “science fair for the humanities” Halloween-themed celebration at Abe & Jakes landing in downtown Lawrence, KS. Free and open to the public, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will run through 9:00 p.m. This is an all-ages event that will feature work from a wide range of KU scholars and independent scholars from all over Kansas.
Doing away with the traditional lecture format for humanities scholarship, Haunting Humanities creates a new kind of experience designed to appeal to a wide array of audiences, from young adults to senior citizens, from those with extensive humanities education and experience to those who may not fully understand what the term “humanities” even means. Visitors will be given a map of the space and invited to guide themselves through a series of innovative presentations, activities, games and performances at their own pace. Scholars will engage audiences in a variety of ways – from an “escape room” based on the 1895 real-life murder of Kansan Tom Patton to an opportunity to get made-up to look like a witch while learning about the history and symbolism of witches in western literature. The evening will culminate with a 12-minute dance performance inspired by ghostly tales from Lawrence’s past, choreographed by KU Dance Lecturer Maya Tillman-Rayton, and the chance for audience members to chat one-on-one with participating scholars about their research.
Learn more here.
The care and support of early childhood providers can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities has developed activities and tips to help children overcome adversity and thrive, with hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.
Learn about the free resources Sesame Street in Communities provides to caregivers to support them in areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school’s readiness, and more and how to use them with families and children ages 0-6 at this free workshop.
Early childhood educators, faith-based leaders, and health care providers are encouraged to register for this free event. Breakfast is provided and attendees may earn up to three free clock hours. This workshop is for adults only.
Session 2: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: Getting Kids Moving so They Can Thrive in the Classroom is closed -please select another choice.
Session 3: Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal form Traumatic Events is closed – please select another choice.
It’s off “To the Creature Rescue!” as the Kratt brothers, Martin and Chris, come to life in a classical Wild Kratts story. Through hilarious pratfalls and fantastic animal “wow facts,” the Wild Kratts team rescue its favorite invention from Zach’s clutches, so the animals of the creature world are safe once again. Watch as the Kratt brothers activate fan favorite Creature Power Suits and demonstrate the amazing abilities of animals, such as the rhinoceros and the caracal!
Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding creature fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt brothers that make the hit PBS Kids series, Wild Kratts, so popular with your creature-loving family.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. Ticket availability to the general public through the Kauffman Center starting on Friday, May 11.
A contribution total of $123 or greater qualifies you for a KCPT Family Membership, allowing us to continue bringing you the experiences you value.
View our seating chart for ticket offer locations.
S.T.E.M-based curriculum brings forth creativity in the child. Adding the A helps build the foundation of science-related knowledge, using the arts to encourage children to express their ideas in a wide variety of creative ways. See how the A in S.T.E.A.M. will tie to the Early Learning Standards and enhance the classroom creativity!
Kelly Carroll, Early Care and Education Specialist, The Family Conservancy
KCPT’s annual K-12 Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, computer teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This daylong professional opportunity includes speakers and hands-on learning with more than 20 sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.
Augmented Reality Sessions 1 & 4 have been closed.
View the Session Listings.
KCPT and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library invite you to “Explore the Outdoors” this April! Get a sneak peek at new episodes of Wild Kratts (10:30 a.m.) and Nature Cat (11:30 a.m.), go on a nature scavenger hunt, make crafts, learn about animals and plants and meet Nature Cat at the F.L. Schlagle Library on Saturday, April 6. After the event, enjoy Wyandotte County Lake Park’s picnic areas, playgrounds and fishing areas.
For more information on the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the F.L. Schlagle Library or the surrounding park, call 913-295-8250.