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USDA-Approved Meal Program

The children are served a hot breakfast and lunch and an afternoon snack each day. These meals are the main source of nutrition for many children.

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Occupational and Physical Therapy

Therapists from Kansas University provide occupational therapy for toddlers and preschoolers on-site at Operation Breakthrough. This early intervention helps children with delayed motor skills and/or sensory problems before entering school.

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Dental Clinic

In partnership with UMKC School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene students provide free cleanings and preventative care for Operation Breakthrough’s children in our on-site dental clinic.

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Children’s Mercy Clinic

Providers, including doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and mental health professionals, provide care in a full-service clinic operated by Children's Mercy Hospital.   Services offered include sick visits, well-child checkups and walk-in availability. While children at Operation Breakthrough get priority, appointments are available to members of the community. In addition, nursing staff complete daily rounds to the classrooms of all children enrolled at Operation Breakthrough. 

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Speech and Language Therapy

Our children experience speech and language delays at twice the rate of the general population. Master’s level Speech and Language Pathologists provide therapy for our children birth to 5 years of age on site at Operation Breakthrough. This early intervention helps children with speech and language impairments in meeting developmental milestones.