Growing Futures Early Education Center

Growing Futures Early Education Center, formerly Head Start of Shawnee Mission, is a not-for-profit organization providing quality early education opportunities and family support services for children in Johnson County, Kansas.  Today we serve over 250 low-income children and their families with Early Head Start and Head Start programs. In addition, we offer opportunities for any family to benefit from our quality early education program with competitive rates and no income eligibility requirements.

We need our community. 

Growing Futures is funded, in part, through federal and state grants. We are currently required to raise more than $333,000 in private/community dollars each year to meet matching requirements for federal grant funding. Beyond that, significant additional funds are required to operate our program and fully serve enrolled families in our community who rely on us to provide comprehensive family services that support their children’s success.

To find out more, select Make a Donation or Become Involved.

8155 Santa Fe Drive

Hours of Operation

  • Monday:
  • 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday:
  • 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday:
  • 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday:
  • 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday:
  • 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday:
  • Closed
  • Sunday:
  • Closed

We miss you!

Many Downtown Overland Park businesses are keeping their doors open, and they depend on YOU for support. If you are well, consider grabbing your lunch to-go from a local restaurant. Or, shop online at your favorite downtown retailer. The Downtown Overland Park neighborhood is known for its strong sense of community. Let’s flex those kind muscles and lift each other up in this time of need. Click the button below to see an updated list of DOP businesses open during the shelter-in-place order.




All DOP events and programming is postponed through April 24th. We will continue to provide updates via social media and our website, but for now, know that your friends in Downtown Overland Park are hard at work collaborating on best practices with our partners in the community.


Additional Resources

 Support Downtown Overland Park Businesses! |  Johnson County Department of Health and Environment | Kansas Department of Commerce