Advancing Early Care and Education in Missouri

Friday, December 10, 2021
Jane Callahan

Guest blog post by Philanthropy Missouri Board Chair Jane Callahan, Executive Director of the Joseph H. & Florence A. Roblee Foundation.

Early care and education is one of my personal passions and also a major priority for the Roblee Foundation. Child care, pre-K, and home visiting are critical supports for children and families. Missouri now has opportunities to strengthen early care and education so that it is responsive to families’ needs and prepares children to succeed in school and life.

Over the past few months, Barbara Carswell and Sissy Swift from the Youthbridge Community Foundation, Halley French from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and I have been meeting with Brian Schmidt, Executive Director of Kids Win Missouri. We are organizing a virtual event for philanthropic organizations who are interested in learning about the early childhood landscape in Missouri and potential opportunities to strengthen early care and education in the near future. 

At the virtual event, we will hear from:

I hope you will join Barbara, Sissy, Halley and me on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 9:00-10:30am for a unique opportunity to learn more about this important work and how your organization can help support young children and their families in Missouri. You can register for the event and add it to your calendar here