Breaking The Preschool to Prison Pipeline, Building The Preschool to Promise Pipeline

United 4 Children’s 2021 Fall Conference will focus on understanding the importance of children’s social emotional wellbeing. Our clock-hour approved training sessions will give you the skills you need to support children in the areas of social emotional language, trauma, and stress. Sessions will cover  subjects such as infant/toddler care, social-emotional wellbeing of children, healing and building relationships, fine and gross motor, the importance of healthy eating, and more.

Out of an abundance of caution, United 4 Children’s fall conference will be virtual again this year. You can join clock-hour approved training sessions from the comfort of your home!

The conference costs just $25 to attend and presents the opportunity for you to receive up to 17 clock hours.


What to Expect:

On Saturday Oct. 2, we will host a panel discussion from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday (Oct. 4-7), there will be two training session options to choose from between 1 and 2 p.m., followed by a community partner spotlight from 2:15-2:45 pm. Then two more sessions to choose from between 6 and 8 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 8, we will have two training sessions between 1 and 2 p.m. with no evening session. Our keynote speaker will be from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 9.

When you register for the conference, you are able to sign up to attend as many or as few sessions as you’d like. All sessions will be held via Zoom. You will receive Zoom links only for the sessions that you register to attend. We ask that you log on to Zoom a few minutes early to get settled and to alert our team to any technical issues that arise. All sessions are clock-hour approved.


Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Tango Walker-Jackson

On the surface Tango Walker-Jackson, M.Ed, B.S.Ed, is a program manager that effectively articulates a program’s strategy and objectives and assesses how it will impact a business. In her current role she oversees a list of dependent projects needed to reach the adult daycare’s program’s overall goals. Tango has been a classroom teacher, early childhood specialist, associate director, and a director of center operations. Tango has exemplary communication skills and works to ensure programs are providing fair and unbiased services.

Dig a bit deeper and you will discover that Tango is a servant leader, an early childhood practitioner, and a social justice advocate. She is a highly educated and knowledgeable trailblazer with experience teaching a diverse population of learners; young and seasoned. She is passionate, thinks outside the box, and encourages others to have necessary conversations to dismantle unjust systems. She has a thirst for promoting equitable experiences for all children and families. Tango has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Harris Stowe State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership (graduated Cum Laude) and is in her final semester of her doctoral program at the University of Missouri St. Louis. She is a certified parent educator, a Missouri certified B-3rd grade educator and a CDA PD specialist. In her most recent endeavor Tango has enjoyed being an independent contractor, with the Urban League, teaching an early childhood education initiative program for those interested in opening their own early childhood center.

Tango is an active community member. She is a part of The Ethic’s Project’s Mother2Mother speaker panel, a Bayer YMCA board member, committee member of the Ladue School District’s DEI and Curriculum and Instruction committees, Early Childhood Education Advisory Board Member with North/South County Technical High School. Tango recently became a Parent Advocate with a newly formed local organization called Bridge 2 Hope.

Tango was given both The Ambassador Andrew J. Young Award for Outstanding Ethics, Service, and Commitment to Family and Community award and the Outstanding Early Childhood Educator Award in 2018. She is a true champion for children and families.

Tango is married to Edwin Jackson. She is the mother of five children and the grandmother of three: Khalisia, Greyson and Jayci. Tango envisions for her grandchildren, and yours, a life of fairness and equity. In her spare time Tango enjoys playing Scrabble, coaching youth sports, spending time with family and friends and writing.

Join us on Saturday, October 9, 2021 to hear Tango’s keynote address.







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