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MCC’s Francis Institute – Beating Summer Boredom on KCTV5’s Better KC

Lisa Boggess with tips to beat summer boredom

  Child Expert, Lisa Boggess, from MCC’s Francis Institute shared creative ideas to keep kids busy this summer on  KCTV5’s Better Kansas City. Her fun ideas may be found on the Francis Institutes Pinterest board.      Segment 1 included popsicle stick construction, homemade board game, popsicle stick puzzles, game pieces, large dice and tic-tac-toe with painted rocks. Segment …

Francis Institute on ‘Better Kansas City’: Oobleck, dinosaur eggs and galaxy slime

Francis Institute on Better KC

Lisa Boggess from MCC’s Francis Institute was featured on the July 29 edition of the KCTV5 show “Better Kansas City,” with tips on how to beat summer boredom with children. Boggess provided ideas on integrating children’s literature and sensory stimulation with slime and oobleck. All of these activities can be found on the Francis Institute’s Pinterest board.   …

Breaking summer boredom on KCTV5’s ‘Better Kansas City’

Lisa Boggess on Better KC

Lisa Boggess from MCC’s Francis Institute was featured on the July 22 edition of the KCTV5 show “Better Kansas City,” with tips on how to beat kids’ summer boredom. Boggess provided fun food ideas. All of these activities can be found on the Francis Institute’s Pinterest board.         Rock Candy Growing your own rock candy …

Francis Institute on Better KC

Lisa Boggess with the Francis Institute at Metropolitan Community College was featured on KCTV5’s morning program, Better KC, for ideas to keep children busy and entertained during spring break. Fairy gardens and Jack and the Bean Stalk themed fun will be a great family activity for spring break.          

Francis Institute shares summer boredom busters on tv morning show

Summertime means hot weather and a break from the structure of school days. It’s also the time of year when children complain of being bored and parents search for solutions. That’s where the Francis Institute for Child Development comes in! Lisa Boggess, program specialist, was recently featured on KCTV 5’s “Better Kansas City.” The segment …

MCC in the news: Francis Institute director weighs in on universal pre-K

As officials in the Kansas City Missouri School District are considering the benefits and drawbacks of implementing universal pre-kindergarten, one thing is certain: more early-childhood classrooms = more early childhood teachers. And just where and how the district is going to come up with these additional teachers was the subject of a recent Kansas City …

Francis Institute Plants Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff and children from the Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development and Acadamía de Niños planted pinwheels in front of the Francis Institute facility to honor children affected by abuse. More than 300 pinwheels were planted in honor of  Childhood Abuse Prevention Month. Here are a few pictures of children planting pinwheels:   According to the …

Francis Institute awarded $120,000 to take training online

The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development at MCC-Penn Valley was recently awarded $120,000 to add an online component to the Institute’s child care provider training programs. The financial contributions, which came from multiple sources, will support the development of an online version of the Developing Your Family Child Care Business curriculum, which helps …