Tue, Apr 23 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Lovie Watson Park
614 W Birch Arkansas City, KS 67005

Early childhood (birth to age five) is the most important for a child’s future, providing the foundation for a child to learn, grow and thrive. Ninety percent of brain development occurs by the time the child is five years old.

USD 470 was the recipient of an Early Literacy Grant through the Kansas Health Foundation to target early literacy in our community. In addition the REACH Infant Toddler program was the recipient of a state Interagency Coordinating Council grant to support parent engagement.

Using the grant funds, we would like to share important community resources in hopes that they will reach more families and encourage parents to talk with, read with and engage with their young children. Parents are the key to building their child’s brain.

This event will be at Lovie Watson Park 614 W Birch Ave. in Arkansas City from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday April 23, 2024.

Here are some of the community partners that plan to participate:
Arkansas City Public Library, Cowley County Extension Office, USD 470, Cowley Health Dept, Community Health Center, KDHE KanCare, REACH, Cowley College, KCSL Health Families, Project Before, and Child Start.