Annual & Ongoing Events

Child Start holds several events throughout the year for fundraising, item collection for 0-5 children, education, and fun.  There are many ways to participate!

Polar Express Family Night

Held each November, the Polar Express Family Night is Child Start’s largest annual fundraiser event.  This family-friendly literacy-based event includes dinner, carnival games, auctions, and many other fun additions to make the night special for adults and children alike.  This event depends on sponsorships, donations, and volunteers.

Green Eggs & Ham

Held each spring, this fun event is a full day of fun for the children of Head Start!  Sponsorships help with the cost of a venue and donations of food items are appreciated to feed the many volunteers that run this event.

Hats & Mittens

Held in the winter, Child Start seeks donations of youth-sized hats & mittens to provide to local Head Start children.  Volunteers needed for sorting day.

Camp GWC

Held late March or early April, Camp GWC is one of Kansas’ largest early childhood education conferences.  Open to anyone who works with young children, and to parents.  Exhibit, donation, presentation, and sponsorship opportunities available for most all business types.  Volunteers needed the week before the conference and on conference day.

Staff Health Fair

Held the first week of April, the Staff Health Fair is an event for Child Start staff to learn about local opportunities that contribute to their personal success.  Vendors are invited to have a booth to share about their services and contribute door prizes.  The focus of vendors are those in the financial, mental and physical health fields. To participate, contact us.

Upcoming Events

Thu 12

Cultivating Compassionate Classrooms

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 14

Basic Child Development Including Supervision

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 14

KickStart 101

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm