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United 4 Children (U4C)
U4C provides leadership and innovation in promoting quality child care, successful early childhood development and afterschool programs. U4C has a variety of resources for families and child care or afterschool professionals. Our resources for families include:

  • While finding and maintaining quality care for your child or youth can be challenging for any family, when a child has special needs the challenges can seem insurmountable. U4C is here to help! Whether your child has a diagnosed disability such as cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD; a developmental delay; or significant challenging behavior, the Inclusion Specialists at U4C can support your family by:
    • Contacting potential early childhood or school-age providers to start conversations about whether the program can meet your child’s needs.
    • Working directly with your child’s potential provider to prepare for your child’s enrollment.
    • Supporting the teachers and caregivers in your child’s current setting to develop strategies and action plans that will help your child have the best experience possible.
  • We have specialists throughout the State of Missouri who are ready to work with you, your child and your child’s teachers.
  • Find child care resources that best fits the needs of your family.
Free Childcare
  • U4C has partnered with Beyond Housing to offer free childcare to family residents of the Normandy Schools Collaborative. Daily sessions are for children 2 ½ to 5 years old - free of charge - at the 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center located in Wellston at 6633 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
  • Program sessions include four half-days each week Mondays through Thursdays 8:30am to 12 Noon and 1pm to 4:30pm. The program runs year-round and is operated in partnership with Beyond Housing.
  • The Center is enrolling now. Interested families may contact the Center directly at
    (314) 383-3252 or seek more information online at
Child Care & Afterschool Professionals

Main office:

United 4 Children #12 North Newstead Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-531-1412 or 800-467-2322
Fax: 314-531-4184

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