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Ensuring safe children in stable families in strong communities with supports (public and private services) that are responsive to the needs of children, youth and their families.

  • Missouri Budget Project developed this document, which analyzes the impact of a proposal to impose work tracking requirements on SNAP beneficiaries.

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.

  • Learn about the benefits of collaboration between schools and community child care providers through an informational document developed by Youth in Need, Collaboration is Key.
  • The state is receiving additional Child Care Development Block Grant dollars from the federal government. Learn from Missouri Budget Project about how the Increased Federal Funding Could Improve Missouri’s Child Care Assistance Programs through improving quality of and expanding access to early care and education in Missouri.
  • To meet the needs of children and families, public and private early care and education providers in communities across the country are working together to deliver quality care for children. SouthSide Early Childhood Center in St. Louis explains why a Mixed Delivery Model in early care and education is critical to help children and families succeed.

Maintain and expand access to quality health care, including behavioral and mental health care, for Missouri children and families, with a lens toward social determinants of health.

  • Missouri Budget Project, Missouri Coalition of  Children’s Agencies and Kids Win Missouri worked together to develop this Medicaid and CHIP 2019 Chart Book, which provides information on Missouri’s Medicaid program.
  • The Show-Me School Based Health Alliance developed this document, which introduces the concept of school-based health, provides information about the emerging organization and articulates its policy priorities for 2019.
  • This document summarizes how advance-practice registered nurses could benefit Missourians’ health.

Ensuring Missouri’s public policies will provide opportunities that support families to attain economic security & stability. Assuring Missouri’s revenue structure will support investments in services that help children & families to succeed and thrive.

  • The Clark-Fox Policy Institute and the Center for Social Development at Washington University has an Earned Income Tax Credit Policy Brief that examines how enacting a state EITC will impact working families in Missouri. 

Assuring all Missouri youth have access to quality education and out-of-school supports and opportunities so that they are prepared to succeed in life and ready to positively contribute to our state.   Kids Win Missouri’s priorities in this issue area include:

  • Kids Win Missouri and its partners developed this informational document on the importance of wraparound services to kids’ success in school.

Access Missouri KIDS COUNT data to spark collaboration, inform policymaking and help your community make sound investments. http://mokidscount.org/

Kids Win Missouri recently held listening sessions on child well-being throughout Missouri. Below is a summary of the feedback received at the sessions as well as a matrix containing the comments provided by session participants.

You can also access the summary and comment matrix from Kids Win Missouri’s 2017 listening sessions below.

Through August and September, Kids Win Missouri hosted virtual meetings with parents from throughout the state to better understand their struggles and challenges as they cope with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In our report, we share our findings and recommendations for policymakers to help families in Missouri rebuild and recover from the COVID crisis.


Read the full report here.