Press Conference Emphasizes Economic Benefits, Equity of Early Childhood Opportunity Offered by Amendment 3

                  Speakers at an Oct. 27 press conference at Vision for Children at Risk emphasized the benefits that would be provided by passage of Missouri Amendment 3, the Early Childhood Education Amendment (Raise Your Hand for Kids). Rich Patton, Executive Director, Vision for Children at Risk • The situation is clear: Research […]

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Stepping Up for Kids Event Highlights Service to Children in Foster and Adoptive Care

Over 270 guests and the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership celebrated the heroic efforts of resource families and agency staff who serve children in foster, adoptive and kinship care, at the third annual Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon on Oct. 7 at Norwood Hills Country Club. Receiving Stepping Up for Kids Awards were:   Resource Families Adella Coleman, […]

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“Yes on Amendment 3” Yard Signs Available at VCR Offices

Vision for Children at Risk and the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council both strongly endorse Amendment 3 — the Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment — to increase the tobacco tax in Missouri and dedicate the revenues generated to promoting early childhood development and smoking cessation. Pick up a “Yes on 3” yard sign at the VCR offices at 2401 N. […]

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Honorees Announced for Oct. 7 Stepping Up for Kids Luncheon; Register by Sept. 30

Please join the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership in honoring the following outstanding resource families and agency staff at the 2016 Stepping Up for Kids Awards! Resource Families Adella Coleman, Florissant Shane and Jennifer Tripp, Ferguson Jan and Paul Wilkin, St. Charles Agency Staff Denise Kelley, Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition Gail Knipshild, Children’s Home Society Karen Jones, Missouri […]

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Summary of Aug. 23 “Raising of America” Forum: Building a Comprehensive Early Childhood System

What is a comprehensive early childhood system? What have other cities done to move toward having one? What are the next steps for St. Louis? These topics were explored at the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council’s Aug. 23, 2016, forum in The Raising of America series. Katie Rahn, Ed.D., executive director of SouthSide Early Childhood Center, discussed the definition […]

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