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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.

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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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Velvet Cream Popcorn is a family tradition for the Wright family

For Nance White-Wright, popcorn is a family tradition, almost a way of life. She and her husband, Jerry Wright, are the third generation owners of Velvet Creme Popcorn, 4710 Belinder Road, Westwood. The business dates to 1937 when her grandfather, Howard “Pop” White, was laid off at the local Ford plant and he and Dona “Grammie” White started their venture.