March, 2017
In this Issue

Sorting & Balancing


Training Opportunity



Auction Items 

Get Social
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Saint Louis MO 63108
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Children Learning

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 February - March State - Approved Professional Clock Hour Training Calendar

Thank you to our Lighting the Way Event Sponsors. 

Gold Light Sponsor

Silver Light Sponsors


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.

Talked Out of Tantrums
"Reading to your kids may keep them from throwing fits," writes Jenny Merkin (Psychology Today; February, 2011).  In a study, researchers measured toddlers' spoken vocabulary and self-regulation, or ability to control behavior and emotions.  They found that vocabulary at 24 months serves as a very strong predictor of self-regulation at the three-year mark, especially for boys.

United 4 Children can work with you and a child with challenging behaviors. Click here to see how.

We're Sorting & Balancing At The 24:1 ECLC
Our young friend at the 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center sorts and counts different items before using the balance scale. .Contact us to learn more about the enrollment requirements for our 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center.  


National CACFP Week March 12-18
CACFP Week is a national education and information campaign sponsored annually by the National CACFP Sponsors Association. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger and bring healthy foods to the table for adults in day care and children in child care homes, centers, and in afterschool and summer feeding programs across the country.

Let us sponsor your child care home on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) . Click here to see how.

Training Opportunity 
Pediatric CPR- April 29, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Click here for additional training info.

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

NAEYC's Week of the Young Child April 24-28
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.   

Additional Week of the Young Child information is available  here.

Welcome to the U4C Family!
Meet Amy Hall our new 
Receptionist.  Amy  graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration in 1993. Amy has 25 years of experience in administration, and is a long time resident of Collinsville, Illinois, she is also a strong advocate in the community for both children and individuals with disabilities.  Amy  is the proud Mom of her Son, Dustin, who is the pasta chef at the Pastaria in Clayton, Missouri.

Meet Brittney Wilson our new 
24:1 Early Childhood Teacher. Brittney has been working   with children for 7 years. She started working in a family owned day care.  Brittney soon discovered that she enjoyed working in this field so much that she has decided to make working with children a lifetime career. Brittney is hardworking and nurturing, and is very excited to be working as the classroom teacher, and loves creating an engaging classroom for the kids.

Check Out Some Of Our Great Auction Items!

It's hard to believe that were only a few weeks away from our 11th Annual Lighting the Way Gala 2017 A Kentucky Derby Style Affair To Ensure Essential Care For All Children.  Here is an example of just one of the many auction items that will be available at this FUN evening.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
5:30 - 9:30 pm
Randall Gallery

Click here for additional event info.
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 Please share this email to your colleagues.