head start http://kbia.org en Missouri Head Start donation won’t reach Columbia programs http://kbia.org/post/missouri-head-start-donation-won-t-reach-columbia-programs <p><a href="http://www.nhsa.org/">The National Head Start Association</a> says that a donation of $10 million from <a href="http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/about-foundation">two philanthropists</a> will help keep Head Start programs in six states, including Missouri, from closing during the federal government shutdown.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:45:06 +0000 Joshua Teasley 41830 at http://kbia.org Missouri Head Start donation won’t reach Columbia programs Donors pledge up to $10 million to fund Head Start http://kbia.org/post/donors-pledge-10-million-fund-head-start <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">National&nbsp;<font color="red">Head</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Start</font>&nbsp;Association officials say a donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep&nbsp;<font color="red">Head</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Start</font>&nbsp;programs in Missouri and several other states running during the federal government shutdown.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:12:47 +0000 Associated Press 41742 at http://kbia.org Donors pledge up to $10 million to fund Head Start Sequestration cuts hit mid-Mo. childhood education programs http://kbia.org/post/sequestration-cuts-hit-mid-mo-childhood-education-programs <p></p><p>The future of early childhood education programs like Head Start hangs in the air as recent federal budget cuts, or sequestration, will eliminate resources aimed to provide low-income families a quality foundation for the beginning of a child’s education. The most recent cuts have put Columbia Public Schools in the position of funding two instructional aides. Fri, 10 May 2013 14:05:22 +0000 Michael Losch 33503 at http://kbia.org Sequestration cuts hit mid-Mo. childhood education programs State community action agencies, Head Start fear sequester impact http://kbia.org/post/state-community-action-agencies-head-start-fear-sequester-impact <p></p><p>Administrators at local and regional agencies that aid low-income Missourians say they are keeping an eye on the impact of the sequester, or across-the-board federal spending cuts, and they fear the cuts could negatively impact their agencies.&nbsp;</p><p>While many questions about the impact of sequestration rollout remain, Missouri's Community Action Agencies are expecting an all-around 5 percent budget cut due to the federal sequestration.&nbsp; This could mean serious cutbacks to several services provided by the agency.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:21:59 +0000 Turner Twyman 30419 at http://kbia.org State community action agencies, Head Start fear sequester impact Early Childhood programs lack necessary Funding http://kbia.org/post/early-childhood-programs-lack-necessary-funding <p>Central Missouri Community action hosted Mid-Missouri Legislators in Columbia at the Park Avenue Head Start Facility Monday. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:55:41 +0000 Jenn Cooper 29474 at http://kbia.org How investments in early childhood education could impact Missouri http://kbia.org/post/how-investments-early-childhood-education-could-impact-missouri <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection</a><a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);"> website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:48:21 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 28340 at http://kbia.org Could investments in early childhood education save Missouri millions? http://kbia.org/post/could-investments-early-childhood-education-save-missouri-millions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his</span><a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2013/Gov_Nixon_delivers_2013_State_of_the_Address" style="line-height: 1.5;"> State of the State Address</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Gov. Jay Nixon outlined his proposal to boost funding for early childhood education by $17 million, saying, “early childhood education is a smart investment, with a big return.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How much of a return could we be talking about?</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:02:18 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 28310 at http://kbia.org Could investments in early childhood education save Missouri millions? Fire damages Worley Street Head Start http://kbia.org/post/fire-damages-worley-street-head-start <p>Columbia Head Start officials are searching today for a new home for 20 students displaced after a fire caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage to the Head Start preschool on Worley Street. The fire broke out Sunday evening around 6.</p><p>Assistant Fire Marshal Tim Bach said the cause of the fire was in the electrical disconnect to the air conditioner. When crews arrived on the scene, fire was coming out of the building. Crews found a fire in the basement that extended to the attic through a wall.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:27:29 +0000 Matt Evans 17631 at http://kbia.org Fire damages Worley Street Head Start