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...

The Foundation to Thrive: Racial Equity and High-Quality ECE

Author | Stephanie Lafleur The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the fact that Black Americans have been dying at about 2.4 times the rate of white Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic are direct results of more than 500 years of racism...

2019-2022 Strategic Plan Overview

United 4 Children (U4C) has refined our mission and vision, set core values, and gained clarity through a year-long strategic planning process supported by regional priorities related to early childhood education (ECE). We are confident that with this new strategic...

How to get your child to listen when giving directions

Author | Karen Base Have you ever had a time when you were trying to read a book to a child and they keep wiggling, moving or talking? Or maybe you were trying to get them to clean up their toys or get ready for bed but they simply refused to move! Yes I have had that...