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ABOUT THE STRONG DADS PROGRAM
The Strong Dads program is a Kansas Early Head Start program for families with children from birth to age three. The purpose of the program is to help engage children’s fathers and father figures to use the “power” skills of playing, reading, talking and caring to give their children an early head start on a happy, productive life.
The Strong Dads programs invites, equips and engages fathers and father figures — along with mothers — to encourage their child’s physical, social, emotional and mental development. Strengthening the connection with their child will support the child’s current well-being and lead to later success in school and in life.
Reading to your children from a young age is vitally important for their mental development. Young children to whom their parents read grow up to do better in all elements of their education. Reading also helps develop and strengthen your relationships with your children.
Name: Tyler Chesney Child: Tyson (18 months) Favorite Activity: Tyler and Tyson like to play outside. They enjoy playing hide-n-seek. Advice for Other Dads: “Take advantage of the time you have with your kids.” What he enjoys about Early Head Start: The information because he probably wouldn’t have received it otherwise.
Name: Jose Medina Children: Rafael (4), Yanelle and Yaneria (twins almost 3), and Yariana (1) Favorite Activity: Play with bubbles out side, play with toys inside. “I’m the horse and everybody jumps on me.” Advice for Other Dads: “No matter how busy a dad might be, pay attention to your kids.” What he enjoys about
Name: John Newman Child: Maddison (Maddie) is 34 months old Favorite Activity: Some of the things they enjoy doing together are going to the zoo and the park. They love the outdoors! Advice for Other Fathers: “Try and be patient, and enjoy your time together with your little ones and make it worthwhile.” What he
Name: Jacob Lian Children’s Ages: 6 months and 3 years Favorite Activity: Throwing the ball and playing chase. Advice for Other Fathers: “Spend time with your kids.” What he enjoys most about Early Head Start: “Gaining knowledge about development and resources in the community.”