United 4 Children hosts a Lunch & Learn each quarter.  Each one will dive deeper into how United 4 Children addresses inequity in early childhood education. 

United 4 Children’s next Lunch & Learn will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 22, 2021. Attendees will learn from a panel of three childhood educators who support whole-child development with children in St. Louis.

 

January 28, 2021

Topic: A Conversation on the Impact of Racial Bias in ECE Suspensions.

Video Recording: 

Event Registration is closed.

Admission: Free

Location: Virtual – Zoom

 

About: Attendees will view a video lecture from Dr. Shantel Meek. Dr. Meek is a professor of practice at T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University. She is the Founding Director of the Children’s Equity Project, a multi-university initiative that aims to close opportunity gaps between children from historically marginalized communities and their peers. She also served on the White House administration as a Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as a Senior Policy Advisor for Education in the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. This lecture was created for United 4 Children’s Lighting the Way Gala and demonstrates the need for equity in early childhood education. Key United 4 Children team members will then briefly discuss how our work addresses these needs.

April 22, 2021

Topic: Stories from U4C Staff

Video Recording:

Event Registration is closed.

Admission: Free

Location: Virtual – Zoom

About: United 4 Children staff will discuss how they address racial bias in their daily work with childcare providers.

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This Lunch & Learn is a part of a series that will delve deeper into how United 4 Children addresses inequity in early childhood education. To hear about upcoming Lunch & Learns, keep an eye out on our website, social media, and make sure you are signed up to receive emails from United 4 Children.

July 22, 2021

Topic: Childcare Providers’ First-Hand Experience

Admission: Free

Location: Virtual – Zoom

About: Childcare providers that partner with United 4 Children will discuss what the organization’s support has meant for their work.

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October 28, 2021

Topic: A Network of Collaboration

Admission: Free

Location: Virtual – Zoom

About: Hear from some of United 4 Children’s community partners to learn how the organization’s work interlocks with other organizations’ work.

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