Annual Appeal 2021

United 4 Children’s 2021 Annual Appeal Dear Champions and Advocates, Our United 4 Children team is always dreaming of what’s possible for our region’s children, families, and the childcare programs that serve them. Childcare and afterschool programs are about...

Meet Deirdre: A St. Louis Glass Artist

Deirdre Schaneman didn’t see herself becoming a glass artist when she took a beginner’s class about 20 years ago. But, as she describes it, she “was kissed by the flame” after making her first glass beads in the class.  “I never thought that I’d be...

Information Session Recap: Pre-K Observation Form (P-KOF)

United 4 Children is working in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) based in Kansas City, Missouri to share the Pre-K Observation Form (P-KOF) with St. Louis area early childhood providers.  The P-KOF is an important tool for centers to use...

Our U4C: Get to Know Inclusion Specialist Tara DeVore

Tara DeVore  United 4 Children Missouri Inclusion Specialist, NW/Central Region                     Tara works as an Inclusion Specialist for families and childcare providers in Northwest and Central Missouri. Tara is passionate about United 4 Children’s work. She...

Honoring Jason Purnell at our Lighting the Way Gala

United 4 Children is thrilled to announce Jason Purnell as the inaugural Community Champion award winner. This award will be presented on November 12 at the virtual Lighting the Way Gala. Jason Purnell currently serves as vice president of community health improvement...

Honoring Our Community

Now, more than ever, our community, childcare providers and funders have stepped up and responded to the pandemic in remarkable ways. You have protected and served our most vulnerable population, our children. We want to honor you and your dedication to giving every...