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The Kansas Learning Center for Health is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Throughout the years, the Learning Center has been funded entirely by private contributions, bequests, sponsorships and grants for special projects. Once the annual budget is established, the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees approve it. Staff prepare monthly statements comparing the approved budget to actual expenditures. This information is given to the full Board along with minutes of the Executive Committee and endowed investment financials on a monthly basis.
KLCH is located at 505 Main Street in Halstead, KS. In 1992, it was originally built as a 7,000 square foot building. In January of 2014, an additional 2,600 square foot “Bailey Annex” was added. The building is ADA accessible with an elevator to the basement, a 68-seat auditorium, a 4,500 square foot exhibit hall, and two classrooms.
The Kansas Learning Center for Health promotes healthy lifestyles through signature programs. Our hands-on health and science presentations engage students at the Center making it an educational and fun-filled Field Trip for many schools. All classes and exhibits were designed in conjunction with school representatives to supplement classroom curriculum. Our diverse health educators, certified teachers, registered nurse, and social worker provide an engaging experience for students and teachers: one that inspires them to continue exploring health!
In 1999, the Learning Center started an Outreach Program making it possible for schools in Kansas to benefit from KLCH’s interactive health programs. Each grade level has a 20-40-minute health program taught by a certified health instructor. The content for each grade level differs in the areas of focus and may include lessons on the anatomy of the body, nutrition, drug education and more. Hands-on activities reinforce the subject taught with the idea of the child taking the health information home to his/her family. The outreach programs provide much needed curriculum-enhancing information that is both educational and entertaining.