Cabinet grantee, USD 489, participates in You and Your Young Child television program

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Cabinet-funded ECBG and CBCAP grantee, Unified School District #489 in Hays has partnered with local business Eagle Communications to produce “You and Your Young Child” or “YYC.” Sponsored by local businesses Miner Family Dentistry and the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, YYC airs daily on the local cable network and is devoted to subjects related to early childhood.

USD 489 began filming YYC in December of 2009 and just completed their fifth year on the air. Up to four segments are filmed a month with each segment airing for an entire week. YYC is a great way for local agencies to educate the community about their services and upcoming events.

Over the last 5 years, over 130 episodes have been filmed on a variety of early childhood subjects. A few stand out to USD 489, including a segment filmed in 2012 with a local counselor on helping children deal with grief during the holidays. The episode with the highest ratings featured USD 489 Early Childhood Grants Coordinator, Dana Stanton, and a representative from the Kansas Highway Patrol discussing how to properly install a car seat. During this episode, the Highway Patrol simulated a 5 mile per hour car crash to demonstrate the importance of seat belts for both young children and adults.

A full listing of the You and Your Young Child episodes can be seen at: