The Metropolitan Council on Early Learning currently focuses much of its efforts on these key projects:
Improving the education of the early childhood workforce is proven to enhance the quality of early learning programs. Many early learning professionals would like to pursue more education to enhance their skills, but the low pay rates in their profession make it difficult to afford tuition and books. Recognizing this need, the early learning community has responded with scholarship programs that provide financial support to early learning professionals in the Kansas City area. More information >>
MCEL is collaborating with key stakeholders throughout Missouri and Kansas to develop a Director's Credential System. The credential will provide directors with a pathway to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to be successful in the early learning industry. More information >>
MCEL and MARC work with local elected officials and other community partners to advocate for early learning in the U.S. Congress and Missouri and Kansas State legislatures.