Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference

August 17-20, 2022 

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.  

United 4 Children’s annual conference has traditionally been geared toward early childhood educators in the region. However, this year’s conference also will be open to all community members interested in learning more about early childhood education’s key role in building a promising future for our community. At the conclusion of the conference, we will host a networking event, which will include two keynote speakers.

In an abundance of caution for our community and team, our conference training sessions will be virtual again this year.

Will you join us in building quality early learning experiences for our region’s children? Register for our 2022 conference by clicking the button below.

Are you a childcare provider? Contact United 4 Children to receive the discount code for a $25 ticket: (314) 531-1412 or mansourim@united4children.org.

Conference Schedule Overview

Conference training sessions are Missouri clock-hour approved professional development hours for early childhood educators. This year’s conference also is open to all community members interested in learning more about early childhood education’s key role in building a promising future for our community. At the conclusion of the conference, we will host a networking event, which will feature two keynote speakers.

This year’s conference theme is Thriving Through the Times — Navigating Early Childhood Programs. Our conference sessions focus on Partnering with Parents, Staff Recruitment and Retention, and Rebuilding Quality Programming. Learn more by clicking the button below.

Champion Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

St Louis County Children’s Service Fund

First Bank

Advocate Sponsors

 

Sponsor United 4 Children’s Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference

Poverty and systemic racism contribute to inequitable access to quality early childhood education (ECE). Some children have access to an excellent ECE, but others don’t. Children without access to quality ECE can experience developmental delays, excess conflict, lack of self-regulation, and lack kindergarten-readiness. These social-emotional and academic foundations are linked to major life outcomes that impact the larger community — including educational attainment, job readiness, earning potential, healthy relationships, and the likelihood of incarceration. 

Will you join us in building quality early learning experiences for our region’s children as the first annual sponsor of United 4 Children’s Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference? 

United 4 Children Announces Networking Event Keynote Speakers

At the conclusion of United 4 Children’s annual Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference in August, a Networking Event will feature two keynote speakers: St. Louis City Treasurer Adam Layne and Carmen Ward, Becomingcarmen LLC.

“We are thrilled to have the perspective and passion of these two incredible childhood champions,” said United 4 Children Executive Director Deanna Finch.

Apply to be a conference presenter

The conference will be held virtually via Zoom August 17-20th. Our theme is “Thriving Through the Times: Navigating Early ChildhoodPrograms.” Within that theme, we are looking for training session topics related to partnering with parents, staff recruitment and retention, and rebuilding quality programing.

Applications are open and due by the end of May. To learn more and to apply, please complete the application by clicking the button below.