August, 2017
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Getting Into The Swing
Check List

Provider Opportunity

Special Training

On-line Training



Get Social
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Training Calendar

Interested in additional training?  Click   here to view our August-December State - Approved Professional Clock Hour Training Calendar


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.

Getting Into The Swing Of The New School Year
Adapted from: Help Your Students Adjust to School after a Long Holiday
For many students, returning to school from the long summer break is not an easy transition. Staying up late, sleeping in, unstructured time, family stresses, or travel can all make it hard for students to return to school ready to work productively. They may be tired, cranky, and just not as cooperative as usual because their normal schedules have been disrupted.

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Back To School Check List
I know you're asking yourself where on earth did the summer go? School can't be starting yet. I'm so not ready!

Has the end of summer caught you unaware? Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking of all the things you still have to do to get ready for the first days of the new school year? Are you having trouble finding the resources you need to check off on your back-to-school 'to do' list? Don't panic! There's help for you.   Click here to view The Essential Back to School Checklist for Teachers.

Attention Providers!
At no cost to you!   Provider Support Network.  All St. Louis Child Care Providers are welcome!

August 22, 2017
7:30 am - 9:30 am (a light breakfast will be provided)
St. Louis Zoo
Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

RSVP: Contact    Gerhardt Gern at 314-531-1412 ext 66 to reserve your space.

View Flyer here.

Join Us In Columbia MO For This Special Training
Observing as a Tool for Planning and Communications
September 5, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Columbia, MO). After this session you will know the basics of observing children for recognition of developmental milestones. You will also have basic skills to communicate effectively with families about your observations. 

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On-line Training Opportunity 
Music and Movement Module 
Sept 12-26,  2017
A fun engaging, and interactive workshop exploring how to incorporate music and movement outside of group time while also understanding it's benefits in the learning environment .

Click here for additional training info and to register.

Denise Silhavy has joined the Programs Achieving Quality (PAQ) team. As a parent and a former teacher, children have always been Denise's life's passion.  Denise was a classroom teacher for ten years which included co-teaching 4-year old's, taking on a lead role for the 3 year-old's program and developing the curriculum for the 2 year-old's. 

Click here to continue reading about our newest staff member.

Volunteer With Us!
Are you looking for a FUN volunteer opportunity with a great organization?  Well we may have just the position for
YOU!  View our volunteer opportunities here. For additional volunteer info contact Vickie Robinson at or at (314) 531-1412 ext. 64. 
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