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 »

Lockton Renovations

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Farmers Insurance Global Service Week flooded our campus with great projects and activities! Several areas behind our south building have beautiful flowers, newly mulched beds and freshly trimmed trees. Just as the heat of the day set in, kids and volunteers enjoyed refreshing popsicles together but more importantly healthy interaction and of course sticky smiles…. Read more »

Girls On The Run

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“We believe that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, can change the world.  Can.” – Girls on the Run KC Each week since the beginning of March, our girls have been focusing on self-esteem, positive body image, gratitude, pride, self-worth and healthy… Read more »