Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Anne Silea, Director of Community Engagement, Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments Did you know that 80 to 90% of what you learn …. you learn by looking? While most people know that children learn more quickly during their early years than at any other time in life, not everyone knows how critical…

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Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

by Missy Riley, Director of Early Childhood and Parents As Teachers, Springfield Public Schools Is My Child Ready? As we approach the start of the school year, one question comes to mind for parents across Missouri: “Is my child ready for Kindergarten?”.  The topic of school readiness is something that has been at the center…

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What’s Kids Win Missouri been doing this Summer? A look at June + July

Kids Win Missouri has spent the summer visiting communities around the state, sharing information about our organization and our priorities, hearing from advocates on issues affecting children around the state and working with partners to develop policy strategies for the 2020 Legislative Session. Here are some of the highlights: Travels in June Visiting St. Louis…

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Child Advocacy Day 2019 Recap

On Tuesday April 2nd, over 500 people gathered in Jefferson City at the capitol building in support of Child Advocacy Day. Advocates come from across the state for the annual event in order to urge legislators to support policies and programs that support and uplift children. The day started off at a kick-off rally where…

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The Impact of Community Health Workers on Health Outcomes

Brian Schmidt, Kids Win Missouri The nation’s health care system is shifting to promote care that delivers the best health outcomes. One of the tools that health care providers are putting into action to help obtain the best health outcomes are community health workers. What are Community Health Workers? Missouri law currently has no definition…

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Kids Win Missouri Endorses Proposition B

Kids Win Missouri Endorses Proposition B Craig Stevenson, Director of Policy and Advocacy   Kids Win Missouri’s Board of Directors has voted to endorse Proposition B, a ballot initiative which will gradually raise the minimum wage in Missouri to $12.00 per hour in 2023.   What does Proposition B do? Proposition B would raise the…

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