Dynamic Duo!

This “Dynamic Duo”, Brian and Dena Kelley, are leaving a life-long impression on the lives of the precious children in their family childcare provider home.  They know the importance of healthy nutrition in the long-term development of their children’s brains and behavior. United 4 Children’s Child Nutrition team has helped this “Dynamic Duo” provide excellent quality care and have taught them how to plan and serve low cost, nutrition meals and snacks to their children.

Brian & Dena also understand their important role in preparing the children for one of their BIG adventures in life…KINDERGARTEN, and they are doing a fabulous job!  In fact, the Kelley’s have turned their home into a “preschool and playground”. Their structured routine includes daily lesson plans, circle time activities/themes, a movement activity (outside time weather permitting), sensory activity, craft ideas, and worksheets. They have taken pride in accommodating the needs for the children to learn and grow including serving healthy foods. Brian & Dena exhibit compassion with their interactions with the kids and through the hard work that they put into their business every day.

Great job Brian & Dena.  With the support of you, our dedicated donors, United 4 Children was able to coach, train, and supplement 570 family childcare home providers in Missouri and Illinois – helping 7,942 children develop healthy and strong in 2017.  Thank you for making children a priority!

Click here to learn more about the Child Nutrition Services Program.