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Ballet brings out the best in kids in KC 'Nutcracker' production

For the children in the audience, a trip to see “The Nutcracker” is the finest of gifts. What could be better than watching a magical Christmas wonderland filled with toys come to life? For more than 150 children in the Kansas City area who won a role in a September audition, the answer is clear: It’s being right up on stage in the spotlight, often moving alongside professional dancers.

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Early childhood education program teaches parents to be teachers

Founded in Missouri, Parents as Teachers is a national early childhood education program that pairs parent educators with families to offer support and guidance. In addition to providing strategies and activities, the parent educator also functions as an adult who can offer an unbiased view of a child’s development by observing the child month to month.