“The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation” is a documentary special that seeks to reframe the way Americans look at early childhood health and development and to ask—how can we better assure the conditions that all children need for a strong start?
Join KCPT’s Nick Haines and a panel of regional health and education leaders who reveal the state of early childhood education on both sides of our state line. Recorded in front of a live audience at the Kauffman Foundation, "Raising KC" also features in-depth video reporting on how area agencies and schools are working to improve the wellbeing and educational outcomes of our metro’s youngest and most vulnerable residents.
Season 1 explores district innovations, early childhood education, the cost of higher education, and inequities in education in the Kansas City metro area.
Season 2 looks at early childhood education in our metro: How does the health of a child affect their potential for learning? What role do communities play in supporting early learners? And how are school districts measuring success? From the 50th Anniversary of Head Start to the challenges schools continue to face when it comes to school readiness, KCPT will engage in a multimedia series that will discuss topics such as Kansas City Public School Kindergarten tax and innovations in literacy.
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