DOULAS IMPROVE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES FOR BLACK BIRTHERS

April 11-17, 2022 is Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). This year, the City of Columbia declared April 11 as Black Doula Day! Research shows that Black birthers have the worst outcomes among the pregnant and postpartum populations. To support Black birthers in our community and improve their outcomes and experiences, we are sharing information on …

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Many Ways to Play in March

March is full of fun play events for your family! Take a look at all the family activities Lend & Learn has planned this month! Outdoor Pop-Up Lend & Learn events are back this Spring! Lend & Learn is hosting free and fun outdoor events for children ages 0-5 and their families this spring! Your …

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Developmental ASQ Screening Kits for your Child

First Chance is now offering eligible families free Developmental ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) Screening Kits for children ages 0-5 years. Is my child on track? Parenting during a pandemic may leave you feeling more uncertain if your child is staying on track with their development. You’re not alone. Many parents are wondering, Is my …

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4 Ways to Spend More Time Outside

Time outside is simple, cheap, and good for you & your child. Playing outdoors involves movement, choices, exploration, discovery, and interaction – all important ingredients for both you and your child’s health and wellness. Even 20 minutes outside is a sensory experience for your baby, full of fresh air, new sounds, smells, textures, and colors.  …

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Lend & Learn play space in Columbia

Lend & Learn is Reopening Indoors!

Lend & Learn is Now Open by Appointment! You can now sign up online for indoor play time at Lend & Learn! Come explore our new, larger space at 1002 Fay St, Columbia, MO. What is Lend & Learn? Lend & Learn is a program of First Chance for Children that strengthens family well-being through …

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