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The Johnson County Health Department is dedicated to the prevention of disease and the promotion of wellness for our community by providing Well Child Physical Exams, Prenatal Care, Family Planning, STD Testing and Treatment, and Immunizations. Agency provides services to Johnson County residents.
The Family Conservancy supports families by providing education and counseling in effective parenting, healthy home life, and sound family finances. The Conservancy also provides children access to quality early learning environments. The agency provides services to families and children in Atchison, Leavenworth, Johnson & Wyandotte Counties in KS. There are also 23 counties served in MO
Preschools & Childcare Services
Early Childhood Special Education: Children that may have development delays in one or many of the following area’s: Cognitive, Motor skills, Speech, Social skills, Language, and Behavior. These children also need to have a screening set up to determine eligibility. Contact the Special Services Early Childhood office at 913-592-7104.
Early intervention is critical for the success of young children with developmental delays. We promote a safe, nurturing, non restrictive educational environment while working collaboratively with staff, family and community. Our program is designed to provide a positive experience to all children and their families, where economic, cultural, and educational diversity is valued.
Additional services are offered to the family in the home and community. Peer models are included in this program, but openings are limited. Fees are based on the families’ ability to pay. Kansas Medicaid is accepted. Currently the program is located at Edgerton Elementary School. Eligibility is determined jointly by USD 231 and Johnson County Mental Health Center.
The Kansas Children’s Service League Healthy Families Program serves parents expecting or with babies, prenatal to 3 (4-5 case by case basis). Healthy Families is a free program, promoting health and education. We provide: weekly visits with a home visitor, referrals to community resources, help with setting and reaching goals for work and education, parenting and child development information.
Call our 24-hour Parent Helpline 1-800-CHILDREN.
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Shawnee Mission early childhood special education staff deliver services for children 3-5 years of age in community settings within district boundaries and in early childhood special education classrooms located at the Shawnee Mission Instructional Support Center.
The mission of Growing Futures Early Education Center (formerly, Head Start of Shawnee Mission) is to nurture children and strengthen families to enrich the community. It provides Early Head Start and Head Start services for children birth to five years.
JCCC ESL provides educational and transitional services for immigrant/migrant families with a focus on English as a second language, parenting, nutrition, wellness, and health referrals. The agency provides services to residents of the Kansas City Metro area.
The agency supports all 28 Kansas Head Start programs through advocacy, education, and leadership in special projects benefiting young children and families. KHSA is helping to build school-ready children and self-sufficient families. Agency serves children state-wide.
De Soto Parents As Teachers supports families prenatally until their child's 3rd birthday. We offer personal visits, weekly play groups, monthly group events, child screenings, and assist families in accessing community resources when family needs extend beyond the scope of PAT. The agency provides support for families living in the De Soto school district.Lexington Trails Middle School Room 220 8800 Penner Ave.
Gardner-Edgerton Parents As Teachers has provide services to children ages 0-3. We offer weekly, monthly, and bi-monthly home visits; weekly play groups, monthly group meetings, developmental screening, and assist families in accessing community resources when family needs extend beyond the scope of PAT. The agency provides support for families in the Gardner-Edgerton school district.
Olathe Parents As Teachers provides support to families with personal visits, group meetings/play groups, resource networking, as well as developmental, social/emotional, health, hearing, and vision screenings. The agency provides support to families in the Olathe school district.
Shawnee Mission Parents As Teachers provides support and information to parents with personal visits, group meetings/play groups. Developmental, social/emotional, health, hearing, and vision screenings are also provided. The agency provides support for families in the Shawnee Mission School district.
Services For Developmentally Delayed
Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is the Community Developmental Disabilities Organization (CDDO) for Johnson County. As a provision of the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act, a CDDO has been designated for every area of the state to help coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. It is the single point of entry for people seeking services.
The Center for Child Health and Development(CCHD) at KU Medical Center diagnoses and develops treatment recommendations for children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities.
Children’s Therapy Group provides individual occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language therapy evaluation and treatment services, consultations, summer fine motor, social language and sensory motor groups. The agency provides services to children in the Kansas City Metro area.
At Families Together, Inc., we are dedicated to a society that includes and values all people. Our mission is to ENCOURAGE, EDUCATE and EMPOWER families that include a child/youth with disabilities. KC Center serves Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, Linn, Anderson, Coffey, Allen Woodson, Bourbon, Neosho, Crawford, Montgomery, Labette and Cherokee Counties
The Family Focus Program serves children ages 3-18 with severe emotional and behavioral problems who are at risk of being placed away from their families through hospitalization or other out of home placement. Many of the services are provided in the community; the staff also works with family members, schools and community agencies. Step Ahead, a program within Family Focus, provides services to preschoolers with severe emotional disturbances, ages 3-5, in the Gardner-Edgerton and Olathe School…
The Kansas City Metro SRS assists eligible families obtain food assistance, cash assistance, employment preparation assistance, Medicaid/SCHIP eligibility, HCBS waivers, nursing home/long term care, Child Support Enforcement, Rehabilitation Services, Adult Protection, Child Protection, and Family Services.
Using a researched-based early literacy program called 6 by 6 Ready to Read, the Johnson County Library seeks to ensure all preschoolers in Johnson County gain experience with skills necessary for academic success. The Library offers free story times, activity spaces, meeting rooms, adult, events, and leisure activities for all ages. There are 14 locations throughout Johnson County.
The Olathe Public Library has two locations, Olathe Downtown and Olathe Indian Creek. Both locations offer early literacy programs, including Rhyme Time (birth-age 2), Toddler Time (ages 2-3), and storytimes geared toward ages 3-5. Additional programs and resources support parents and children as they work on school readiness.
PRESCHOOLS & CHILDCARE SERVICES
SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED