OUTCOMES & IMPACT
families and providers impacted in 2019
meals served in 2019
administered through 296 trainings in 2019
touched in MO & IL in 2019
Overcoming behavioral challenges!
Jamie was having behavioral challenges inside and outside of the classroom from bursting out in fits to having troubles being socially engaged. Our teachers worked with him through play and also connected his family with resources to support in-home family therapy. Jamie is now 1 of 15 children who graduated from the U4C Early Childhood Learning Center in 2019. He is excited to start kindergarten. Learn more about our Early Childhood Learning Center.
Zaylee is one of 6,756 children who received healthy meals every day in 2019 through our Child Nutrition program. Sometimes these meals are the only access children will have to healthy food. Good nutrition is key to building good eating habits, healthy bodies and healthy minds. Learn more about our Nutrition Program.
Growing up isn’t always easy!
If you have a child with special needs, consistency in relationships and environments are essential so that the child’s maximum potential can be reached. Often, teachers and programs do not always know how to meet the child’s diverse needs. Tate was born with a genetic disability and struggled interacting and communicating with the staff. Our Inclusion services stepped in and implemented a system for Tate to communicate through pictures. He is now going to Kindergarten and speaking clearly. Learn more about our Inclusion Program.
“Offering an afterschool program which gives the students various learning opportunities that expand their knowledge base in the fast-paced 21st-century world is an asset to our school.”
“Working with the Social Emotional Early Childhood (SEEC) instructors has truly impacted how we structure our day and our interactions with the children. In the past, we have tried to make sure that our classroom is child-centered and our children know that their feelings matter.”
“My kids have so much fun with the materials that you brought. My granddaughter loves to tell stories with the felt board and puppets. These items really help to build her imagination.”
“I just received an excellent training from Deborah Taylor called ‘Building Strong Children.’ At the core of the training was a teaching of empathy and how difficult some of these children’s lives are. I was raised in a rural area and have not always understood what the children’s lives in an urban area are really like.”
Buder Elementary ASAP Site
“As a lifelong educator, I always knew that I wanted to further my education but at the time, I was a single mom and with a full-time job. This meant I didn’t have much time to squeeze school into my schedule. My Director at the time notified me that they were affiliated within PAQ Normandy footprint (United 4 Children).”
“Children are our future. The ability to enhance children’s education process in the afterschool programs has been very successful at Froebel. Through the exciting and supportive staff members, my experience has been very enjoyable. I received great professional development from United 4 Children, ASAP and Neighborhood Houses.”
Froebel Site Manager