November, 2017
In this Issue

Give Thanks
24:1 ECLC

REDUCED Training 

On-line Training


Many Thanks

Comedy Night

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 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.

A Time To Give Thanks
By Dawn Winkler
Executive Director
During this time of the year we give thanks for the bounty we have received.  Giving thanks is an expression of our inner strength and confidence.  

Thank you for making 2017 yet another remarkable year for United 4 Children! Our dedicated staff has done an incredible job at expanding our outreach while strengthening our programs and services.

Here's to wishing you and your family a great Thanksgiving Holiday.

24:1 Early Learning Childhood Center
Our friends at the 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center are always building towards their future. To find how to include engaging learning activities like this in your curriculum, contact the Programs Achieving Quality Program here.

Hurry!  REDUCED Price Training 
Healthy For Kids Fun for You
Saturday, December  2, 2017
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children do not understand what is good and bad for their bodies. They depend on adults to provide them with healthy, nutritious foods and to encourage physical exercise. Teaching children healthy behaviors will encourage healthy behaviors throughout life. This workshop provides participants with concrete ways to incorporate physical activity and nutrition in your afterschool program.  You will walk away from this workshop with fun activities that promote nutrition and physical activity that you can use in your program tomorrow. You will also receive resources to find more information and quality activities on your own.

Click here for additional training information.

On-line Training Opportunity 
Effective Supervision for Children
December 5-19,  2017
The importance of effective supervision and supervision standards will be the main focus of this training. All areas key to effective supervision will be discussed, including the physical environment, schedules & routines and adult responsibilities.

Click   here for additional training info and to register.

Spooktacular Fun  
The Halloween Extravaganza  is a community event that brings the  childcare centers in the 24:1 Collaborative area and the community together. It was an event full of trunk or treating, face painting, hay rides, food and more... This year the centers were given the task of decorating their truck and coming up with fun games for the children. The trunks ranged from Candy Land, bubble gum machine, Wizard of Oz, haunted house and spooky trunks. 

Click here to view pictures of this spooky, fun event.

Thank You So Much! 
We would like to take this opportunity to appreciate Pat Galbraith, Program Administrator Illinois Child Nutrition Services for providing 26 years of meritorious services at United 4 Children. We would like to sincerely thank Pat for her endless efforts and contributions towards the growth of this organization. 

Let the Laughter Begin!

Join us on December 8, 2017, for a night of comedy hosted by Improv Shop to benefit United 4 Children.  Improv Shop is generously donating the cover charge plus 10% of bar sales from 7-9:30 pm.

For additional comedy info  click here. 

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.