Explore the following programs and websites that provide your family with the resources and knowledge to make informed choices for your child's education.
FAMILIES, TEACHERS and ADVOCATES FOR EDUCATION:
Browse this growing collection of organizations, programs and websites from A to Z. Each share a common goals of providing continued education and innovative ideas in parenting and teaching and positive community outreach. While each resource is worth looking into for all, to help narrow your search:
Teachers look for BLUE
Families look for YELLOW
Advocates look for PINK
1000 Hours Outside
We found that if we spread these 4-6 hour chunks out over a few days (shooting for roughly 20 hours a week) it would take us to averaging about 1,000 hours of outside activity a year. That seems insane, maybe - we get it. But did you know the average American child spends 1,200 hours a year in front of screens? Read on in the BLOG.
Cult of Pedagogy
TEACHER NERDS, UNITE.
If you’ve ever been told you’re way too into your job… If you can’t stop talking about teaching (even during happy hour)
If you buy teaching books with your own money and wake up in the middle of the night with lesson ideas…
Welcome home, friend. This place was built for you.
Crisis Nursery St. Louis
We work to ensure that every child can live in a safe, loving home in which they can thrive and reach their full potential. Every day, we strive to make our world a better place for our children so that they have the best possible start to life. Through our efforts to prevent instances of child abuse or neglect before they happen, we boost the positive impact we have on children’s lives and on our communities exponentially.
Journal of Youth Development
JYD serves applied researchers and evaluators as well as practitioners who work in youth-serving organizations or the intermediaries that support them.
As a reader, reviewer or author, please consider the Journal of Youth Development your home for finding and sharing scholarship that bridges research and practice.
Litzsinger Road Ecology Center
Our vision is to see every teacher in the St. Louis region using their local community, beginning with their schoolyard and extending beyond, as an effective learning environment.
The mission of the LREC Teacher Partnership Program is to equip teachers to become effective outdoor place-based educators;
Officially, we are a recycle/reuse/repurpose not-for-profit organization (RESOURCE CENTER) that survives on donations and community grants.
Our resource center consists of 5,000 sq. ft. of clean/dry household and industrial discards and recyclables that are donated to us by more than 35,000+ individuals and businesses in the metropolitan area.
Our customer base consists of 45,000+ local educators representing all metropolitan public and private schools, Parents as Teachers and early childhood centers
Place-Based Education Conference
Place-based education transforms how teachers teach and how students learn by expanding classrooms to include a community’s organizations, history, and natural features. Investing in place helps youth engage in meaningful learning and civic life, provides vital support for teachers, and strengthens communities.
Parents As Teachers
Parents as Teachers builds strong communities, thriving families and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn by matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years in life, from prenatal through kindergarten.
St. Louis Play Therapy Institute provides mental health professionals with affordable professional development. Our play therapy training and network of supervisors provide professionals with the skills they need to be competent in their implementation of play therapy in a clinical setting. Our mission is to bring quality, affordable training to you in an relaxed, supportive environment.
St. Louis Teachers' Recycle Center
The St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping creative materials and reusable resources out of landfills and putting them in the hands of children, teachers, artists and others for creative and intellectual development.
United For Children
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. United 4 Children 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 United 4 Children can support your family