July, 2017
In this Issue

Global Crisis
Space Available


New Resource

Thank You

Training Opportunity


Get Social
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A special thanks to these companies who have decided that they will make children a priority all year round!



Training Calendar

Interested in additional training?  Click here to view our August 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.

Global Crisis of Child Obesity
by ExchangeEveryDay
"Child obesity around the world has reached alarming levels. An estimated 41 million children under 5 years old are either obese or overweight as of 2014, and the epidemic is hitting developing nations especially hard," writes Laura Lorenzetti in the January 25, 2016 edition of  Fortune.
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At United 4 Children we help child care providers serve more nutritious meals/snacks for the children in their care through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).   This program in both Missouri and Illinois provide child nutrition education and reimbursement for meals and snacks served to children that meet the USDA guidelines.  Both licensed and registered/exempt child care providers may qualify to participate in this food program.

Click here to learn more about the Nutrition Program.

Space is Still Available for the GREAT Training opportunities listed!
We still have space available for our Module 14 and 9 training. A Place For All Children  Including Children of All Abilities in Early Childhood Programs is offering a series of training modules designed to support child care providers in Including Children with Disabilities and Special Needs.

Module 14:  Emotional Intelligence
Please Note:  Class Location at Florissant Valley CC
Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Click here for additional training info and to register.

Module 9:  Supporting Children with Autism, Emotional Disorders and Language Delays
Please Note:  Class Location at Florissant Valley CC
Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Click here for additional training info and to register.

We Can't Wait To See YOU !

Way To Go Inclusion Team!
Our Inclusion Team has received word from the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) that our Inclusion Grant has been re-funded for next year with NO CUTS to the current funding!

Congratulations Inclusion Team. Keep up the good work!

We know that you would like more information regarding our Inclusion Team, we'll gladly show you here

5 Outcomes of Quality Birth-to-Five Early Childhood Education
Based on Professor Heckman's latest research analysis of the ABC CARE programs, this new sharegraphic highlights the five ways quality birth-to-five early childhood education delivers the greatest return on investment.

We already know money invested in high-quality, comprehensive programs pays off.  Now we know it pays off more when we invest in disadvantaged children from birth-not just preschool. High-quality, birth-to-five programs can deliver a 13% ROI which is substantially higher than the 7-10% return previously established for preschool programs serving 3 - 4 year olds.

We Can't Thank Them Enough
A large group of young people gave up a week of their summer to help our community!  Eight teens and two of their parents with the group "Serve Boldly" volunteered at agencies and churches partnering with Beyond Housing.  These youth live outside of Chicago and traveled here to offer support for our community. They spent their time at the 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center clearing weeds and debris  from the empty lot along the fence line, painting the multi-purpose room, and deep cleaning both classrooms.

Gail Wulff, 24:1 ECLC Center Director, really appreciated  all the hard work from the Serve Boldly Volunteers and can't thank them and Beyond Housing enough for the great opportunity to work with such an awesome group of volunteers.

We have various volunteer opportunities available at United 4 Children.  Click here to view our volunteer job descriptions.

Training Opportunity 
Module 4: Creating an Inclusive Program
August 19,  2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Click here for additional training info and to register.

Module 12:  Enhancing the Skills and Confidence of ECE Professionals
August 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Click here for additional training info and to register.

Muzhda Siddiqui has joined the team at the 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center as a part-time assistant teacher.  Muzhda is working with Ms. Brittney, the center's Teacher in the morning with our 2 and 3 year old children.  Muzhda received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in Pakistan and then worked with the United Nations assisting women and children.  Muzhda moved to the United States in 2006 for a new start and to continue her education in early childhood education.  Muzhda has previously worked at the Guardian Angel Settlement Association and is excited to be at United 4 Children.

Click here to learn more about the 24:1 ECLC Free Kindergarten Readiness Program or call us at (314) 383-3252.
United 4 Children provides caregivers with tools to support child/youth well-being and promote educational equity.  You can find out more on our website at www.United4Children.org. Please share this email to your colleagues.