Embrace Wonder!


The earliest years are the wonder years. A time when children are curious by nature and undeterred by the unknown. That’s why an EarlystART education is distinctively different. Here, we believe that art creates equality.

For 50+ years, we’ve inspired the minds of little learners – first as United Inner City Services (UICS) – and now as EarlystART, Kansas City’s leader in early childhood education.


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The Fundamentals

Spotlight on Amazing

Our community partners go above-and-beyond to ensure families have access to everyday essentials. Here’s how 15 and The Mahomies is restoring hope at EarlystART. 

Live. Love. Give.

Our donors are simply the best. They care deeply, live compassionately, and give generously. Here’s how you can help. 

Why Art is Smart

Experiencing the arts through the senses causes the synapses in a child’s brain to fire away. And just like that, billions of new connections are formed through arts experiences and creative expression! 

Early Start’s Evolution

In early 2021, our team embarked on the journey of re-imagining a UICS that reflects our evolution as an organization. We’re thrilled to share the making of EarlystART!

Ready to get involved?

We also welcome Volunteers and have Other Ways to Give.

Support from our sponsors –  individuals, corporations, and foundations – sustain our educational and community programs. Learn how you can become a sponsor.