Early Childhood Summit Advances Early Childhood Plan

Over 250 early childhood professionals, child advocates, nonprofit executives, funders, parents, businesses and other community leaders gathered for the St. Louis Metropolitan Early Childhood Summit on October 4, 2017. The Summit was presented by Vision for Children at Risk, the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council and Ready by 21 St. Louis. Thanks to our sponsors the Deaconess Foundation (Leadership […]

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Building Blocks Report Shows Supply and Demand for Early Care and Education Programs in the St. Louis Region

The St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council Data Committee, along with Vision for Children at Risk and Missouri Wonk, have released a report studying the location and type of early care and education programs in the St. Louis region. Data is shown by ZIP code and school district, for programs that are centers, home-based and school-based. The report tracks 2,641 […]

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Turn the Page STL Early Literacy Initiative Kicks Off Sept. 28

Join the Turn the Page STL and the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, for the kickoff of this campaign to get more parents and children reading  St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger will lead the kickoff which will be held at the Missouri History Museum.   […]

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Regional Early Childhood Council, Missouri Children’s Leadership Council testify in support of legislation that promotes partnerships among school districts and community early education providers

The St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council joined the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council and other early childhood groups from around the state in testifying before Missouri Senate and House committees in support of legislation supporting collaboration between Pre-K programs and local school districts. The legislation proposed in Missouri (SB 378 and HB 457) would allow local school districts the option […]

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