After Work Seminar for Day Care Workers

"Recognizing the Classroom Environment as the Third Teacher" is the topic for Thursday, June 25, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the After Work Seminar to be held at the North Kansas City Hospital Pavilion. Learn how to maximize learning potential by using your classroom environment. Presenters will be Ann Lachowitzer from St. Therese Early Education Center in Parkville and Melisa Smitson from the NKC Burlington YMCA Head Start Center.  Pre-registration is required by June 19.

Questions? Call Diana Milne at (816) 407-3490 or email

Home Food Preservation Series Open to Clay County Residents Only

It's so easy to preserve your garden or market-purchased produce, but do you know the most current methods and latest research for the highest quality and safety? Sign up now for one or all of a 3-session series in June at the Antioch Bible Baptist Church, 800 NE 72nd Street, Gladstone. The series is open ONLY to Clay County residents due to grant restrictions. Print the FLYER and register early to make sure each session is held.

Questions? Call Amy Vance at (816) 407-3490 or email

Business Classes for 2015

Two classes to assist entrepreneurs in getting off to the right start are being offered by University Extension in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.  Classes are being offered in four locations. First Steps to Starting a Business is a 4-hour class that provides an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. Basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 2-hour session designed for those who want to know how to create a business plan that will be a useful management tool for their business. For more details or to see if you qualify as a Missouri Dislocated Worker, contact Richard Zarate; or 816-407-3496.  Information Flyer (PDF)

Northland Grandfamilies

 Are you raising a grandchild or other relative?  Need support, information or resources?  Clay County Extension, the Clay County Senior Services, and the Platte County Senior Fund have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program.  View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates. For a current program flyer, contact 816-407-3490.

Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to  Questions will be answered as quickly as possible. Master Gardeners are present in the Clay County Extension office, 1901 NE 48th Street, KCMO on Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to Noon. Monday, Wednesday and Friday they are in Blue Springs (same phone number).