Early Childhood

Increasing access to high quality early childhood education, health and family support services for all children in Missouri to ensure Kindergarten readiness and strong life-long outcomes.


Kids Win Missouri’s priorities in this issue area include:

  • Increasing access to quality early childhood programming, especially for at-risk children. For 2018, this priority includes:
    • Permitting school districts to collaborate and contract with child care providers to deliver Pre-K education services; and
    • Maintaining and expanding funding for evidence-based home visitation programs.
  • Adopting a state Early Education Quality Improvement Program (EEQIP). For 2018, this priority includes:
    • Securing funding for and the extension of the Early Learning Quality Assurance Report pilot program.