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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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$47.1 million bond application approved for Olathe Medical Center expansion

The Olathe City Council Tuesday night approved a $47.1 million bond application for new construction at Olathe Medical Center. The project, estimated to cost $67 million in all, is to include a comprehensive 25,000-square-foot cancer center; a 105,000-square- foot wing of patient rooms for an obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit; and a new entrance and expansion to the kitchen and dining area, according to information provided to City Council members.

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