Early Care and Education Resource and Referral 

Partnering For Our Future

Our United Impact

hours of coaching to educators in 2022

hours of training for educators in 2022

children in Missouri reached through services in 2022

meals and snacks served by educators with support from U4C in 2022

Our United Impact


hours of coaching to educators in 2022


hours of training for educators in 2022


children in Missouri reached through services in 2022


meals and snacks served by educators with support from U4C in 2022

Our United Vision

Our vision is to ensure every child has the foundation to thrive.

We believe that all children deserve a strong foundation to thrive regardless of race, zip code, or ability. We meet caregivers where they are, assess, train, coach, and support them with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that children feel safe, are nourished, and are nurtured with social-emotional and inclusive services. 

Support for Early Educators

With our services, childcare providers can choostinvesin elevated supports that grow their program to meet the individual needs of the families and children they serve. U4C will partner with childcare programs and educators to reinvest in themselves and be empowered to live out their passion for children!

    Our United Purpose

    “Why I dedicate my time working with children is to ensure a brighter future. They are the foundation of education, community, and workforce development. I work with U4C because they are a great partner that has many resources for my children, my staff and myself, even my parents. I have learned a lot from their talented and gifted staff who cares about children and early educators as well.”

    Tina Mosley

    Our Daycare & Learning Center

    “Building a sense of community within your neighborhood betters the outcome for kindergarten readiness and family involvement! United 4 Children provides resources, financial support, professional development, and community strategies to ensure positive outcomes for all their stakeholders. This is the main reason I work with United 4 Children because they support the entire organization of early childhood education! At Cornerstone Center for Early Learning United 4 Children plays an integral role with our teaching staff, administration staff, parents, children and volunteers!”

    Adrian Lee Brown

    Cornerstone Center for Early Learning

    Dana Luster has worked with United 4 Children’s team to receive coaching, nutrition services, and more. The first team member she connected with was Bridgit Gale.

    “When I first decided to break off and do my own childcare, she was the first person I went to. She truly, truly made me believe I could do it. She gave me that sparkle, that fire in me to really execute my dream and my vision. And I went for it,” Luster said. “If it was not for her I don’t know if I would have done it. I didn’t have the confidence to implement my vision.”

    Dana Luster

    Owner and Provider, Little D’s Academy

    Resolute Investment in Services

    Out of every dollar United 4 Children receives, 82 cents goes directly to our services, providing support for more than 25,000 children, families, and childcare partners each year.

    Our United Impact

    With support from changemakers like you, United 4 Children and our partnering childcare providers reached 9,135 children in Missouri last year. Quality childhood education goes above and beyond providing children a safe place to be while family members are at work. Quality childhood education can help children attain kindergarten readiness, recognize when children might need additional support in cases of developmental delays and disabilities, and help families connect to additional resources.

    Now Offering NAP Tax Credits

    United 4 Children is now proud to offer 50% Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits to businesses making a gift of $5,000 or more. The tax credit is used to offset an eligible donor’s income tax liability and is claimed when the donor files their Missouri tax return. The credit may be used against taxes owed for the year of the donation plus five additional tax periods. Please consult your tax advisor for your personal eligibility. Reach out to U4C Development Director Stephanie Null for more information at nulls@united4children.org or 314-531-1412 ext. 168.

    Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference

    United 4 Children’s annual Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference aims to disrupt the preschool to prison pipeline by providing education and resources needed to build equity in early childhood education. This conference is open to all community members interested in learning more about early childhood education’s key role in building a promising future for our communities. Conference training sessions will be Missouri clock-hour approved professional development hours for early childhood educators. 

    St. Louis Region 13 Community Leader

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and its Office of Early Learning named United 4 Children and Rockwood Parents as Teachers as community leaders for the St. Louis area. Ensuring Missouri’s children are safe, healthy and successful learners is the cornerstone of the Office of Childhood’s Community Leader initiative. Learn more about the Community Leader approach and efforts to support children, families, and early educators in the St. Louis Region by clicking the button below.

    U4C Services for Educators, Families

    United 4 Children provides coaching, trainings, and more to early educators. United 4 Children’s  Inclusion Specialists  offer services to assist childcare providers as they work to meet the needs of children with special needs in their licensed and licensed-exempt centers and homes. We are also an official sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for family child care home providers in Missouri. To learn more about receiving direct services from United 4 Children, contact our team:

    Email: programresouces@united4children.org

    Phone: (314) 531-1412

    Early Care and Education Resource and Referral

    As Missouri’s Early Care and Education Resource and Referral Network, United 4 Children will focus on coordinating and providing resource and referral services to early care professionals, children, and families throughout Missouri. 
    • We help parents and guardians: Locate and select high-quality Early Care and Education services that meet their needs.
    • We offer early educators in all types of childcare settings: Connections to local resources to support their service to children and families.
    • We help community advocates and social workers: Connect families to local childcare options and resources throughout the state of Missouri.

    U4C's Main Line: 

    (314) 531-1412

    Inclusion Services: 

    (800) 467-2322

    Missouri's Early Care and Resource and Referral Line:


    U4C's Fax: (314) 531-4184

    5501 Delmar Blvd.
    Suite B520
    Saint Louis, MO 63112