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Hayes a Richardson
'Kids and Coppers'--Not in Headlines
Article about community policing with respect to young people in bad neighborhoods such as the East Bottoms, employing activity groups like the Boy Scouts.
30 Sunny Summers
Short article with several photos about the recreational activities and camps provided for children by the Rotary Club in Kansas City, beginning in 1924.
A Treasure Hunt Full of Thrills
Article about the Kansas City Museum's educational program.
Adoption in Kansas City
Two dramatic factors: increase in abortions and single mothers.
Bedtime Stories from Missouri
Collection of nine Missouri folktales, compiled from 1925 to 1940 but current in the 1880s and 1890s.
Begging for Mercy
Photos and biographical article about Rand O'Donnell, "the 43-year-old CEO of Children's Mercy Hospital" since about 1993.
Big Sisters of Kansas City
Description of the "Big Sisters" organization for socially and financially disadvantaged young women.
Bridging the Gap: The Love Connection Lets Children and Seniors Share--and Learn--Together
December 1, 1991
Cooperative experiment in bringing together elderly people from Carondelet Manor and preschoolers from the Child Development Center.
Business and Babies
Child day care in the age of working mothers discussed both generally and specifically in the case of Kansas City's programs.
Children's Rhymes from Missouri
Article about rhyming songs and chants collected from children in different parts of Missouri, dating back to at least 1890, with commentary.
Colored Child Welfare Stations in Kansas City
Article about Child Welfare Stations and Well Baby Clinics utilized in the growth of care for black babies in Kansas City.
Community Care: 100 Years of Compassion
Photo and article about the "Jewish Family & Children Services of Greater Kansas City, the oldest formal, Jewish, social-service agency in the metropolitan area, celebrat[ing] its 100th anniversary this...
Community Care: Strengthening the Hearts of KC's Families
Community center serving the needs of children, focusing on family values and sense of community.
Organization founded in1969 in England "offering friendship and sharing of feelings for those who have lost a child."
Article about the Gillis Home and its educational services for children with dyslexia, or difficulties with reading. Description of the home's teachers and its history, starting at 23rd and Tracy Avenues...
Facer School (Free the Children)
Article describing the experimental private elementary school called PACER School, at 1200 West 39th Street, stressing "creative problem solving; non-sexist activities, models and expectancies. ..in. ..an...
Fifty Years of Mercy
Photos and short explanation of the occasion for the memorial tablet presentation.
For the Children's Sake: Compensation for Caregivers Key to Future Success
Photos and biographical article about four area child-care professionals, with discussion on "the state of child care in Greater Kansas City." Description of the following professionals: (1) Kyle Matchell,...
From Mothers' Pensions to Aid to Dependent Children in the Great Plains
Article traces the efforts of members of the Progressive Movement to create "Mothers' Pension" programs across the United States. Advocates of the pensions believed it was socially and economically necessary...
Girls' Parental Home
Photos and description of the "institution estabished to take custodial care of mildly delinquent, neglected, and homeless girls" from Jackson County.
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