Military, Law Enforcement Leaders Push for Childcare, Early Education Investment

Leaders cite value of early investments on public safety, military preparedness Jefferson City, MO – Mission: Readiness, a national nonpartisan organization of 800 retired flag and general officers and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a bipartisan, national, nonprofit organization of 5,000 law enforcement leaders—including 120 in Missouri—today, joined the Missouri Champion of Children Coalition in

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Advocates Applaud Gov. Parson for Putting Children First in State of the State

Jefferson City, MO – This afternoon, Governor Parson delivered his State of the State address and proposed additional investments in child care and early education in his final executive budget. Parson’s proposed investments include: “We applaud Governor Parson for once again showing his commitment to ensuring all Missouri children and families have access to child

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Parent Spotlight – Brandi is a mother and member of the Policy Council of the Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation!

Brandi is a mom from Herculaneum. She first became interested in advocacy through her work on the Policy Council with the Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation. Brandi wanted to find more ways to engage with influential people and entities on early childhood care and education by sharing her personal story, so she applied for Kids Win Missouri’s

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Provider Spotlight – LaTonya is the executive director of the Bartlett Center and current president of the St. Joseph School District Board of Education!

LaTonya Williams is not only a provider in Saint Joseph, Missouri as the Executive Director of the Bartlett Center, she is a true champion for children and families. She works tirelessly to make sure the families in the community are taken care of and heard. LaTonya is a natural leader and advocate, and we are lucky

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Advocates Cheer Legislative Hearing on Childcare Incentives

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Champion of Children coalition, which includes child advocates, law enforcement, military, and business and healthcare leaders, cheered today’s hearing of HB 1488. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph), would provide tax incentives for businesses that provide childcare to employees and provides a tax incentive to individuals

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Child Care, Early Education Proposals Receive Bipartisan Support Ahead of 2024 Legislative Session

Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Champion of Children Coalition is applauding legislative efforts to address the ongoing childcare and early education accessibility and affordability crisis impacting Missouri families and businesses. Recent polling shows that Missourians overwhelmingly support investments in childcare and early education. Polling from October showed 86% of Missourians believed early childhood education supports kids’ success in

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Missouri Times: Priority early childhood education legislation introduced

Legislation focused on early childhood education is being praised by the Missouri Champion of Children coalition for addressing the ongoing childcare and early education accessibility and affordability crisis. A poll shared by the coalition shows that 80% of Missourians believe that early childhood education can help parents, children, and local businesses succeed. “Missourians across the

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