What is The st. louis regional hub?
The MO Early Connections site teaches us that a regional hub is a coordinating body that provides resources in a designated area in Missouri with a focus on supporting families with children birth to age five. This coordinated support system is designed to ensure families have the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about the safety, health and education of their children. The ultimate goal of a regional hub model is a coordinated system of Early Care & Education Connections with a place for every family to access resources and services that promote safe and healthy learning environments for young children.
The current plan for the St. Louis regional hub connects both St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Our work will coordinate systems to support families in both counties.
hub planning timeline
The creation and development of the Regional Hub has a life cycle planned over two years. Insights from regional movements, such as The First Steps to Equity Report, Building Blocks Report, and Forward Through Ferguson Report, will influence the creation process. The timeline below showcases the intended plan for bringing the hub to the St. Louis Region.
January 2021- February 2022: Readiness Stage
March 2022- July 2022: Start Up Stage
August 2022- December 2022: Implementation Stage
Details regarding the stages beginning in 2022 will be made available over the next few months.
It will take everyone – families, schools, childcare providers, and service providers – to establish this new hub into what St. Louis area families need. If you are interested in joining conversations about the Regional Hub, please fill out the form below. Feel free to pass this form along to others, as well.