Social Emotional Early Childhood (SEEC)

St. Louis Region

The State of Missouri has the highest level of school suspensions in the nation, with St. Louis being the highest concentration in the state. In fact, in St. Louis, children score 61% higher in social-emotional delays than the national average. The SEEC Project is a multi-tiered research-based approach that teaches social-emotional skills in which all children benefit from provided preventative strategies for children who are at-risk for social-emotional delays and help determine interventions for children exhibiting challenging behaviors. 

We have partnered with Project Launch to bring a grant funded project which is currently open to small centers, group homes, and licensed and registered family childcare providers in St. Louis City with priority given to providers in the 63104, 63106, 63107, 63113 and 63118 zip codes. It is comprised of 4 levels designed to follow sequentially.  

Here are some of the highlights of each level:

The project was developed in 2006 to help address the challenges teachers were and are facing with children’s behaviors in the classroom that are disrupting instructional time. The training provides information that is based in theory and research that specifically looks at the impact of trauma, poverty and toxic stress that impact children’s readiness to learn.

Since the beginning of this project in 2006, 4,678 children have been impacted by the hard work of 749 teachers.


Children with developmental, behavioral or physical challenges and their families are offered security, compassion and understanding. Inclusion Services assist families in locating quality inclusive programs and work with the program staff to assure the best care possible. 



Received training on best practices



Received on-site consultation



Maintained quality placement



Received Assistance

United4Children is the only Missouri State funded program addressing the federal recommendation of reducing suspension rates.

Phone: (314) 531-1412
Toll-Free: (800) 467-2322
Fax: (314) 531-4184

1310 Papin Street
Suite 100B
Saint Louis, MO 63103