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Sand Tray Therapy

What Is Sand Tray Therapy? With the soft sensory texture of sand and the visualization available with hundreds of miniature figures, sand tray therapy is an innovative therapeutic modality that can help both children and adults process life experiences, including

Anne Cusser

2024 Tastemaker of the Year

Anne Cusser One of our inaugural class of Tastemakers at last year’s Brews & Bites (now Taste at The Place), Anne Cusser raised $8,613 for The Children’s Place to support children’s mental health. Not only was Anne our top-raising Tastemaker,

Emerging Philanthropists of the Year

2024 Emerging Philanthropists of the Year

Eliza Berg, Macy Crosser, Maeve Donovan, Kate Ellis, Andrew Kim, Kate Schirger & Brady Symon Former leaders of our Teen Board, these passionate young people shared their leadership and enthusiasm to provide guidance for the other teen volunteers while making

Steve Callahan

2024 Volunteer of the Year

Steve Callahan Steve Callahan retired from his role as our Vice President of Finance & Operations in 2021, but he couldn’t stay away for long. Steve now volunteers in our Blue Butterflies classroom weekly, helping push the toddler stroller through

2024 Community Impact Award

Fore The Kids Foundation For 15 years now, Fore The Kids Foundation has been a lifeline for Kansas City children, raising more than $7 million for children’s health. Fore The Kids established Nick’s Voice in 2017 to shift the focus

Moriah Jarrett

2024 Advocate for Hope

Moriah Jarrett A perseverant advocate in a sometimes challenging system, Moriah Jarrett, Alternative Care Specialist at the Jackson County Children’s Division, has consistently stepped forward as a bridge between the Division and The Children’s Place. She routinely goes above and

Midwest ATC

2024 Corporate Champions of Philanthropy

Midwest ATC For decades now, Midwest ATC has created childhood memories for the children at The Children’s Place with their involvement in two key events throughout the year: Hosting a spring egg hunt and donating food for Thanksgiving feasts. Enthusiastic

Rhonda Parks

2024 Legacy Award

Rhonda Parks Rhonda Parks has devoted her career to young children and families, now approaching her 38th anniversary as an employee of The Children’s Place. Rhonda began as an assistant teacher in our Day Treatment program. The agency quickly recognized

Wonderscope Field Trip

Playing & Learning at Wonderscope Our entire Day Treatment program loaded in the buses for a fun morning at The Regnier Family Wonderscope last week. Thanks to the generous Wonderscope team for donating tickets to make this experience possible and

Caregiver Group at the Zoo

A Grownup Field Trip to the Zoo A group of caregivers of the children we serve enjoyed a fun day at the zoo this month! We offer caregiver groups throughout the year to give parents, grandparents and other caregivers of

Family at The Children's Place

Christina’s Story

Meet Christina and her family of five children and learn how The Children’s Place has played a role in their lives.

NAEYC 2024

NAEYC Accreditation Renewed

Day Treatment Program Accredited with Highest Level of Standard The Children’s Place is proud to once again be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is the gold standard for quality early education programs and has reviewed our