Date: Jul 31st, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being

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

Contact: UMSL Community Innovation and Action Center

Phone: (773) 600‑4577


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How Are All the Children? Listening Session


Stronger Together Missouri wants to hear from you!Join us for a Listening Session focused on early childhood services—what is working? What can be improved?

To register, please click this link or contact us at or 773-600-4577.

Free professional child care will be available. As a thank you for your time and expertise, all participants will receive $30 & dinner.*

Stronger Together Missouri is an effort to offer stronger services to Missouri’s youngest children and their families. More information available here: 

Stronger Together Missouri

Missouri families with children age birth to 5 who participate in early learning programs in the state will benefit from a $6.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) received word of the award on January 24th 2019.

The grant will be used to fund the Stronger Together Missouri project, which aims to implement a comprehensive, statewide, birth-to-kindergarten-entry needs assessment and to update the state’s Early Childhood Strategic Plan to enhance long-term sustainability in early childhood services.

Information gathered from the needs assessment will be combined with information from the statewide Quality Assurance Report initiative to identify areas in need of intervention to maximize parental choice and knowledge of early learning programs, share best practices, and improve the quality of Early Childhood Care and Education system.