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 2020 priorities in this issue area include:
- Expand access to voluntary, effective home visiting programs and services for families from prenatal to 5 that model relationship building, engage parents in their child’s learning, and refer for additional supports as needed.
- Implement strategies to improve salaries, benefits, and working conditions for early childhood and after school educators, and support compensation parity across early learning programs (B-2nd grade) and establish a coordinated professional development system to reflect the principles and indicators of NAEYC’s Blueprint for State and Early Childhood Professional Development Systems.
- Increase safety, quality and coordination of early childhood programs (across settings).