Kansas City, Kan., police reports

March 26

Theft, 10800 block of Parallel Parkway, cash, $1186 value.

March 23

Theft, 900 block of South 12th, carport, $2,000 value.

March 22

Theft, 1600 block of Village West Parkway, shoplifting, video game stolen and recovered, $29.77 value.

Theft, 600 block of South 71st Terrace, Dodge Magnum, $6,000 value.

Theft, 1800 block of Minnesota, Ford Explorer, $5,000 value.

Theft, 3800 block of Booth, automobile, $5,000 value.

Theft, 3800 block of Booth, automobile, $6,000 value.

Theft, 1600 block of Birch, Chevy Impala, $2,300 value.

Theft, criminal damage, 1400 block of Richmond, Jeep, car window, $5,050 value.

March 21

Burglary, criminal damage, 4300 block of Fisher, window, cash, i-Pad, watch, $9,400 value.

Burglary, criminal damage, 00 block of South 10th, food, window, $210 value.

Theft, 7900 block of Splitlog, vehicle stolen and recovered, $3,000 value.

Theft, 600 block of South 71st, vehicle, $2,500 value.

Criminal damage, 00 block of South 10th, window, $100 value.

Theft, auto, criminal damage, 200 block of North 7th, steering column, $200 value.

March 20

Theft, 8900 block of Parallel Parkway, currency, $25,000 value.

Theft, 1900 block of North 31st, Jeep, $5,500 value.

Criminal damage, 6200 block of Kansas Avenue, 20 vehicle windows, $2,000 value.

March 19

Criminal deprivation of property, 6700 block of Inland Drive, International semi, $65,000 value.

March 18

Theft, 1200 block of North 129th Terrace, Chevrolet Silverado, $10,000 value.

March 15

Theft, 1600 block of South 29th, prescription paper, drill, flashlight, drill, $268 value.

March 10

Theft, 6600 block of State, cash, jewelry, $1,550 value.

March 4

Criminal use of financial card, 1200 block of Pennsylvania, cash, $110 value.

Downtown Shareholders to meet Thursday

The Downtown Shareholders will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Children’s Campus, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

New board members will be introduced, updates about the Downtown Shareholders will be given, and there will be a tour of the Children’s Campus facility.

Light refreshments are planned. For more information, contact Ed Linnebur, Downtown Shareholders director, at ed@downtownkck.org.


Early Childhood Education Showcase planned April 16

The Early Childhood Education Showcase April 16 will introduce people to careers in early childhood education.

Those who are interested in a career working with children from birth through age 8 may attend the showcase at noon April 16 at the Upper Jewell Center on the Kansas City Kansas Community College campus, 7250 State Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

Early Childhood Education includes many careers. Possible careers include child care provider, director or coordinator; early elementary teacher (pre-K through third grade); infant and toddler specialist; home visitor; child care licensing inspector; preschool or childcare director; director of a children’s museum; literacy specialist; education research and special education, among others.

The showcase will feature the coordinator of KCKCC’s Early Childhood Education Department, Kris Hearn, and a panel discussion about the different career paths available to those who enter an early childhood education program. Panelists include professionals in the field, and current and former students who will speak on their experiences. There will also be a question and answer session for those who are interested in pursuing an early childhood education career.

This will be the first in a series of showcases under the Student Advising Center’s new program, FOCUS.

“In attempt to better inform our students and community about the extensive career and academic programs we offer at KCKCC, the Student Advising Center is launching KCKCC FOCUS,” said Alex Perez-Estrada, academic adviser at KCKCC. “We will be hosting a series of showcases which will give emphasis to our various programs. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to have a thorough understanding of their area of interest by meeting the experts in the given field and having a student perspective as well.”

Food and drinks will be served during the showcase, and door prizes will be offered throughout the presentation.

For more information or questions about the panel discussion or KCKCC’s early childhood education program, contact Alex Perez-Estrada at 913-288-7148.

– Story from Kelly Rogge, KCKCC