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Assist in a Head Start or Early Head Start Classroom

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ORGANIZATION: Growing Futures Early Education Center, Inc.

  • 27 people are interested

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

To nurture children and strengthen families to enrich our community.


Growing Futures Early Education Center, a Head Start for children and families, is a non-profit organization providing quality early education and family support services for children in Johnson County, Kansas. Our programs are for children 0-5 and their families. Enrolled families have access to comprehensive services including health and nutrition services, onsite play therapy, parent education, mental health, medical and dental health, family support and engagement opportunities. Our education program focuses on developing a child’s academic readiness, along with an emphasis on social and emotional development.

​Growing Futures opened its doors in 1965 as a Head Start summer enrichment program for 17 preschool-aged children, making us one of the original Head Start programs. Today, we serve 222 low-income children and their families and we regularly maintain a wait list of more than 100 children.

Although our program has grown since 1965 to meet the increasing needs of Johnson County families, our funding has not kept pace with the demand for services. More than 32,500 Johnson County residents live below the federal poverty level ($23,030 for a family of three) with 3,119 of those being children under 5. Thousands more earn just enough to avoid the technical definition. During the past decade, Johnson County's population grew by 20%, while the number of people living in poverty increased by 134%. Now, more than ever, our services are desperately needed.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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 3:00-5:00. Our children range from 6 weeks to 5 years old.
  • Provide recent Negative TB test result. Provide recent Health Assessment. Sign Code of Conduct & Release and Waiver forms. Must enjoy children!

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