June, 2017
In this Issue

Health Benefits
Additional Training

Reading is Fundamental

Plasma Cars

Your Assistance is Needed

Training Opportunity

Volunteer With Us

Get Social
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Saint Louis MO 63108
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Training Calendar

Interested in additional training?  Click here to view our June - 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.

Health Benefits of Laughter for Children
"Parenting Healthy Babies" writes, the sound of children laughing genuinely is one of life's most beautiful sounds. Whether it's straight from the belly, a loud chuckle or a full-throated laugh, anyone listening to it can smile at the sound. It also makes one feel liberated and alive and fills one up with joy. Truly said, laughter is indeed the best medicine. Here are some widespread ways in which children can reap the benefits of their own laughter.
Benefits of Laughter
A belly full of laughter benefits the body in many different ways. It can:  

Additional GREAT Training Opportunities!
Would you like to know how to Support Children with Autism, Emotional Disorders and Language Delays?  If so, we have just the training for YOU!  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 Work With YOU !

Reading Is Fundamental!
The children in Ms. Brittney's class loved hearing Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Reading to children and talking about the story help build strong literacy skills that will help our children be successful in school. For more information about our free, kindergarten readiness program, please call 314-383-3252 or visit us here.

Check Out The New Plasma Cars
What better way to test out the safety of the new Plasma Cars than our very own Programs Achieving Quality (PAQ) Team Members  Samantha Minor , Alleta Fendler and  Rashaan Bush . The Plasma Cars will go to various early childcare centers under the PAQ Program. The little riders can't wait to test out the new Plasma Cars for themselves.

If you're interested in learning more about how your early childhood programs can receive the education and resources needed to offer high quality, developmentally appropriate and sustainable businesses  Click here.  

Your Assistance Is Needed!
Dr. Emily Gerstein at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is conducting a research study on African American toddlers suspected of having or diagnosed with a developmental delay. African American parents with children between 23-28 months old who suspect that their child may have a delay, are eligible for this study.

Participants will receive:
  • $50 for completion of the study.
  • A mailed report of the scores from the testing.
  • The child will also receive a book at the visit.
Click here for additional research study information.

Training Opportunity 

Pediatric CPR
July 29,  2017
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Click here for additional training info and to register.

Pediatric First Aid
July 29, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
Click here for additional training info and to register.

Want To Have Fun On The Green With Us? Become a Volunteer!
We sure could use your help at our 5th Annual Golf Tournament! We have an array of FUN volunteer opportunities just for you, at our tournament on;

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Norman K. Probstein at
Forest Park
6141 Lagoon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63112

If you're interested in volunteering with us we would love to have YOU!  Contact Vickie Robinson at robinsonv@united4children.org for additional volunteer details.

Want to tell your friends and learn more about our 5th Annual Golf Tournament?   Click here for details.
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.