Special Networking Event
October 13, 2023
United 4 Children’s annual Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference aims to disrupt the preschool-to-prison pipeline by providing education and resources needed to build equity in early childhood education. You can learn more about our conference here.
This year we are hosting a pre-conference special networking event. Join us to learn about the state of early childhood education and what local St. Louis area agencies are doing to support our community’s families and educators. This is an educational event. No donations will be solicited.
When: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, October 13th
Where: In-Person at The Delmar Divine
5501 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112
Order of Events: Presentation with dinner and networking to follow
Registration closes October 9, 2023.
Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference
Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference training sessions are Missouri clock-hour-approved professional development hours for early childhood educators. The conference also is open to all community members interested in learning more about early childhood education’s key role in building a promising future for our community. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. October 14, 2023 at the Delmar Divine in St. Louis, with a virtual option available for attendees. A celebration happy hour will follow from 4:15-5:30 p.m. October 14.
Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Spikes
Dr. Jonathan Spikes is a licensed mental health counselor, and chief executive officer and founder of the Affirming Youth Foundation, Inc. Through his work, Dr. Spikes seeks to develop multi-level and transformative solutions that holistically address the most pressing needs of low-resource communities.
Apply for a Vendor Booth
Join United 4 Children’s annual Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference as a vendor/service provider booth! To learn more and to apply, please complete the application by clicking the button below.
Sponsor United 4 Children’s Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference
Poverty and systemic racism contribute to inequitable access to quality early childhood education (ECE). Some children have access to an excellent ECE, but others don’t. Children without access to quality ECE can experience developmental delays, excess conflict, lack of self-regulation, and lack kindergarten-readiness. These social-emotional and academic foundations are linked to major life outcomes that impact the larger community — including educational attainment, job readiness, earning potential, healthy relationships, and the likelihood of incarceration.
Will you join us in building quality early learning experiences for our region’s children as a sponsor of United 4 Children’s Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline Conference?