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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Prenatal to Age 3: A Comprehensive, Racially-Equitable Policy Plan for Universal Healthy Child Development

On December 19, the Regional Early Childhood Council, Ready by 21 St. Louis and Vision for Children at Risk hosted a webinar presented by the BUILD Initiative and Child and Family Policy Center titled, Place, Race, ACE, and the First 1000 Days: New Policy Imperatives for Early Childhood. About 25 people participated. As the title implies, achieving racial equity in early childhood […]

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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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