Assist in a Head Start Classroom

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Growing Futures Early Education Center, Inc.

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The children at Growing Futures Early Education Center, a Head Start program serving the Johnson County area, thrive on the attention of caring adults. Your life will be enriched, too, when you volunteer your time as a Classroom Assistant once a week for several hours. You’ll have the opportunity to support teachers as they guide children through daily activities and routines during these critical early years. You will work one-on-one with children as you encourage them to make positive choices, "use their words" as they learn important social skills and cheer them on as they engage in interactive learning in the classroom or on the playground. You’ll be asked to help ensure that children are properly supervised at all times and take appropriate safety precautions for children’s well-being; a staff member will always be present. But mostly you’ll be giving your time and attention to children when they need it most.

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About Growing Futures Early Education Center, Inc.


8155 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to nurture children and strengthen families to enrich our community.


Growing Futures Early Education Center, formerly Head Start of Shawnee Mission, began in 1965. 2015 marked our 50th anniversary of providing children and families with high quality early education and comprehensive support services that empower them to be socially and academically ready for kindergarten and life.

Growing Futures Early Education Center offers Early Head Start, Head Start, and Community Child Care options for children 0-5 and their families. Enrolled families also have access to a variety of comprehensive support services that include health and nutrition services, mental health, dental health, family advocacy, and family engagement opportunities.

Nearly 37,000 Johnson County residetns live below the federal poverty level, in which 12,000 are children. Families are eligible for Head Start if they are living at 100% of the federal poverty level, which is currently a meager 20,160 for a family of three.

Growing Futures Early Education Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on support from government grants, private foundations, and generous individuals in the community who donate their time and resources to make our program a success.


We'll work with your schedule.


8155 Santa Fe DriveOverland Park, KS 66204



  • Youth Services
  • Child Development




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Opportunities to assist in the classroom are available Monday through Friday mornings between 8:00-12:00 for 1, 2 or 3 hours; and Monday through Friday afternoons from 3:00-5:30. Our children range from 6 weeks to 5 years old.
  • Provide recent Negative TB test result. Provide recent Health Assessment. Must enjoy children!

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