Russell Child Development Center has four main programs that include tiny-k Early Intervention, Building Blocks Project, Child & Adult Care Food Program, and Targeted Case Management.
Russell Child Development Center's tiny-k Early Intervention Program is part of a statewide system that provides early intervention services to children ages birth to 36 months and their families. RCDC provides tiny-k services in 13 Southwest Kansas counties.
The Building Blocks Project is based upon a system approach for improving outcomes for young children and their families. Evidence-based practices provide for quality early learning opportunities, essential family and caregiver supports, adequate provider resources to enhance early literacy and overall child development, family confidence, and community capacity. Strategies designed and implemented by collaborating community partners in 19 Southwest Kansas counties include: Learn & Play Parent Child Activity Groups, Triple P Positive Parenting Program, and HealthySteps.
Learn & Play Project provides parent and child activity times for children birth to five in 28 funded sites across Southwest Kansas. The play groups provide Ages and Stages screening for children, developmental information and material for parents, and encourages community-based collaboration to support the play groups.
Triple P Positive Parenting Program doesn't tell you how to parent. Yet it offers clear and simple ideas to help manage problem behavior or prevent problems from developing in the first place. You'll become confident about your parenting skills and learn how to take care of yourself as a parent too.
HealthySteps Specialists monitor child health and development, promote good health practices, and respond to mothers' and fathers' concerns about the developing infants and toddlers.
Russell Child Development Center is the sponsor for the Child & Adult Care Food Program providing food reimbursement and nutritional support to licensed child care providers in 14 Southwest Kansas counties.
Targeted Case Management services assist eligible individuals' support networks in identifying, selecting, obtaining, coordinating and using both paid services and natural supports that are available to enhance the individual's experience.
The Building Blocks Project is funded through the Building Blocks Early Childhood Block Grants awarded by the Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund to Russell Child Development Center.