April, 2017
In this Issue


Team Play
 
Special Training

Storytelling

Blue Ribbon Month

Afterschool Professionals Week

Training Opportunity

Your Assistance

Go Inclusion

Get Social
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Volunteers

Interested in volunteer opportunities at United 4 Children?  Contact Vickie Robinson at
314-531-1412 ext. 64.  Click here to see the many volunteer opportunities that we have available.





Don't You Wish Your Team Could Play Like Mine?
 
As the first sentence in our mission states:  United 4 Children improves the social, emotional, physical, and educational well being of our children by enriching the knowledge of families, teachers, and caregivers.  At the 3rd quarter training, "Don't You Wish Your Team Could Play Like Mine," ASAP staff leaned about the developmental stages of a team.  They then engaged in several team activities and games. The team from Art in Mind - Woodward, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Shakyra, Mr. Ian, Mr. Prospect and Ms. Melanie, recently used some of these games to physically challenge the children. One of the activities used was The Hula Hoop Pass.  According to Mr. Prospect, "We have some very competitive kids.  They really enjoyed it." 

To learn more about the After School For All Partnership visit http://united4children.org/how-to-become-a-part-of-asap.

Please Note!  Special Training Opportunity
 
A Place For All Children
Including Children of All Abilities in Early Childhood Programs is offering a series of FREE training modules designed to support child care providers in Including Children with Disabilities and Special Needs.

Module 11:  Positive Behavior Support Approach
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Click here to view registration form.

Module 3:  Embracing Diversity
Saturday, April 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Click here to view registration form.


We Love Storytelling At The 24:1 ECLC
 
A big welcome to Ms. Sally (a volunteer from Ready Readers) to the 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center. The children were thrilled to have a visitor and listened to her story intently! We are so glad Ms. Sally will be sharing her stories with us weekly! Contact us to find out more about our kindergarten readiness program.  

April is Blue Ribbon Month
 
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Get Involved! Help Raise Awareness.

5 Protective Factors to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children
Join us in advocating for children and helping raise awareness of the epidemic of child abuse and neglect in America. Together we can encourage social change. Ultimately helping children have healthier, happier, safer lives.

Click here to learn more about the Blue Ribbon Project.

Afterschool Professionals Week
 
United 4 Children is joining with the National AfterSchool Association to celebrate the professionals that are at the heart of afterschool programs during "Afterschool Professionals Week" April 24-28, 2017.

We are joining the effort because we believe Afterschool Professionals make a difference in the life of a child. We encourage you to join us in thanking the afterschool professionals in your life.

Click here for additional Afterschool Professionals Week information. 

Training Opportunity 
 
Safe Sleep and SIDS Prevention - May 20 , 2017
- 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Click here for additional training info.

Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma- 
May 20 , 2017
- 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
Click here for additional training info.


Your Assistance Is Needed!
 
Please contact your members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and ask that they support HB2. The St. Louis Appropriations Committee Member is listed below.  HB2 would fully fund the foundation formula and trigger Pre K funding through the formula in our state. This is a critical first step in securing more quality early childhood for the children who stand to gain the most. 

Senator Jamilah Nasheed is the Appropriations Committee Member for St. Louis and can be reached at Jamilah.Nasheed@senate.mo.gov

Click here to learn more about HB2.

Way To Go Inclusion Team!
 
The wonderful Inclusion Team attended the 44th Annual Conference on the Young Years (CYY),  "The Power of Words"! Early childhood educators help build the foundation for student learning.
The words they use to communicate and build  relationships have a lasting impression on a child's  development. They help mold little minds while
teaching compassion, tolerance, and acceptance.

Keep up the great work ladies!

Want to learn more about our Inclusion Services? Visit  http://united4children.org/including-children-with-special-needs.



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