Date: Jul 9th, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being

1000 N. Vandeventer Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63113

Contact: Social Grove

Phone: (417) 850‑1814


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MO Early Childhood Strategic Plan Listening Session

Families & Caregivers

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is launching the Stronger Together Missouri (STMO) Project, a $6.5 million dollar grant awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services to enhance early childhood services across Missouri.

As part of the STMO project, Missouri will undergo a rigorous process of revising its current Early Childhood Strategic Plan, and project leaders are requesting the community's assistance. Social Grove, a Missouri-based consulting group hired by STMO leadership, will be leading the strategic planning aspects of the project, including facilitation of 20 regional listening sessions across the state. These sessions will allow for early childhood stakeholders, including caregivers and service providers, to be directly engaged in the revision process by providing space for them to use their voices to shape Missouri's Early Childhood System.

A couple of those listening sessions will take place at Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being. On July 8th, service providers (teachers, healthcare providers, early childhood teachers, etc.) are invited to attend from 5:30-7:30pm. On July 9th, families and caregivers are invited to attend from 5:30-7:30pm. For both sessions, participants will receive $30 for their time and expertise, and childcare and a meal will be provided. Registration is required and can be completed here, or by contacting Social Grove at (417) 850-1814 or by email at

You are welcome to participate or share with your networks. Marketing materials are attached. 

Thanks for your support in helping to ensure a bright future for Missouri's kids!