Being a Parent is Hard.
We're here to help
First Chance for Children strengthens and supports families in Mid-Missouri
Need a place to play indoors with your child this winter? Lend & Learn has sites in Columbia and Centralia with play time hours.
Looking for ways to give back? We depend on the support of our community to meet the needs of families in Mid-Missouri.
Programs for all families
Find a service that's right for you and your family
First Chance for Children provides a research informed approach addressing the needs of the entire system associated with young children. Each of our programs fit together to provide holistic, wrap around support for families. Together, we help children be ready for school, ready for life.
What families have to say
You can make a difference
Give the gift of opportunity today
First Chance for Children relies on the generosity of our community to inspire greatness and support growth for our next generation. Together, we can create opportunity, change circumstances, and impact life long outcomes for families. You can make a difference by supporting First Chance for Children with a financial gift, donating items, volunteering, or attending an event.