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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State Education Board Takes Action to Expand Pre-K Access

Jefferson City, MO – On Tuesday, the State Board of Education approved an emergency rule and proposed rulemaking to allow more education pathways for lead teachers in pre-kindergarten programs receiving state grant funds. Last year, the legislature approved $26 million in new funding for grants to childcare programs to provide pre-K to 4-year-olds, prioritizing funding

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Parent Spotlight – Jacquelyn is a mom of two and experienced educator!

Jacquelyn Randle is a mom from St. Louis, MO. Jacquelyn’s whole world is kids– splitting her time between being an educator in her profession and a parent at home. As an educator, Jacquelyn knows all too well the importance of quality early education, but she has also experienced the difficulties of finding affordable and accessible

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