Cross Cultural Training

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KidsTLC has gone global! This week we welcomed students from Ecuador and Peru to learn about social service in the United States and have some fun with our kids. Students joined in an typical day’s PE class (with an international twist), playing beach volleyball, trying their hands at a paper plate relay, then wrapping up… Read more »

KCUMB Pediatrics Club

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Most medical students are nose deep in books, terms, and tests but KidsTLC is grateful to the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences for making time for more.  KCUMB Pediatrics Club partners with KidsTLC to provide fun activities and great social interactions on our campus.  As most of these students will be serving kids… Read more »

Our Kids, Our Campus, Our Community

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“Volunteers aren’t paid, not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.”  Over 3500 hours in 2013 and already over 2600 hours in 2014 – KidsTLC volunteers provide more hands to get the job done, positive social interactions, role modeling and community awareness.  Every day our campus welcomes volunteers doing everything from sharing story… Read more »

JCDS Craft Day

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“Do What you can, With what you have, Where you are!” – Theodore Roosevelt (played by Robin Williams in Night at the Museum) This week we lost a legendary inspiration for laughter and joy, who was quietly struggling with the opposite feelings inside.  This exterior expression vs interior emotion is something many of our kids… Read more »

Power Outage Campout

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As parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors and friends our job is help kids feel safe when unfamiliar or frightening situations arise.  Staff at KidsTLC fill that role for kids who for many reasons can’t be at home right now… each day we are there to make the unfamiliar and frightening feel safe and maybe even… Read more »

Bubble Soccer

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Bubble Soccer – hove you ever heard of it?  Well, thanks to a generous donor and our own Chaplain “Jamos”, our kiddos got to experience it!  Two giant crates arrived and after a brief staff training, the fun began.  On the first day, the kids entered the gym wide eyed, eager and some a little… Read more »

Water Olympics

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Warm weather + lots of fun = empty hygiene closet shelves!  We’re having a great summer of adventure and all that activity has meant extra bathing for our kiddos! We’ve been working in the garden, having water balloon fights, spinning on the playground, learning at soccer clinic and of course playing lots of basketball in… Read more »

Equine Therapy Adventures

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What do a 1200 pound animal and KidsTLC have in common?  They are both helping kids find courage and success!  Last week, 12 kids got up a little earlier, ate breakfast a little quicker and piled into vans every morning to head out to New Horizons Ranch (http://www.newhorizonranch.info/) in Rantoul, KS.  Our kids attended a… Read more »

Making Science Make Since

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What do you get when you mix cornstarch and water? Non-Newtonian Fluid and FUN!  Earlier this month Bayer’s “Making Science Make Sense” brought an amazing, fun, educational program to KidsTLC. Our kids learned a little about the products Bayer produces and A LOT about the science behind two very common household items, water & cornstarch…. Read more »

From Russia to the Midwest

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Привет! That’s Russian for “Hi”… one of many words our kids were able to learn this week when visitors from Russia came to learn about KidsTLC.  Kids and international visitors enjoyed conversation about food, sports, school and the weather – comparing the Midwest to Russia.  We discovered a lot of similarities and differences.  As we… Read more »