As part of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Department of Early Learning, MARC Head Start is the Head Start and Early Head Start grantee for Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri that serves 2,400 infants, toddlers and preschoolers. MARC Head Start is funded by federal, state, and private grants as well as local contributions.
MARC Head Start operates through a network of providers and offers oversight and support for the delivery of Head Start and Early Head Start services through 17 early childhood agencies throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area.
Along with other departments at MARC, we work to advance regional progress and create a community people are proud to call home. We invest in the early learning and healthy development of young children today so they will grow into productive citizens of a stronger and more vibrant community tomorrow.
MARC Head Start provides services to qualifying pregnant women, children from birth through age 5, and their families living in Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties. See our Locations page for more details.
The MARC Head Start Team
Our diverse staff supports the MARC Head Start network of providers to deliver services that enhance the well-being of young children and their families.
MARC Head Start Leadership Team
Pam leads the quality assurance team, which provides technical assistance and oversight for the human resources and safe environments requirements, as well as data entry and analysis of ChildPlus data. She has been with MARC Head Start since 2010.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services require MARC to provide an annual report for its Head Start program. This report outlines the goals accomplished, services provided to families and the community, financial practices for the previous program year, and proposed budget for the upcoming program year. The annual report also highlights the progress and achievments of the MARC Head Start program and its network partners.