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 2021 priorities in this issue area include:

  • Support state investments in early childhood education programming in the FY 2022 budget.
  • Engage stakeholders with goals of (1) increasing policymaker engagement in early childhood education policies, (2) increasing engagement between KWM partners and state agencies, and (3) developing a framework with the purpose of identifying long-term early learning priorities for Missouri.
  • Increase safety, quality, best practices and coordination of early childhood programs (across settings) through policy and regulatory changes.