The St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council supports policies and programs that enhance early childhood development in the state of Missouri, including increased investment in early childhood programs to ensure that the fundamental developmental, educational and health needs of the state’s young children are met. Extensive economic research documents that investing in early childhood development yields the highest returns of any type of public sector investment. Supporting early childhood development will significantly contribute to the optimal well‐being of Missouri’s children, their success in school, and to Missouri’s economic competitiveness. Investing in quality early childhood programs is a wise choice that benefits children, their families, and our community. Preparing children to succeed in kindergarten prepares them for a lifetime of success.
RECC policy activities are overseen by the Public Awareness & Advocacy Committee. For further information, contact Liz Hoester at 314-534-6015, firstname.lastname@example.org.