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Celebrating Black History Month Year Around

At First Chance for Children, we believe in the importance of celebrating differences and talking about diversity all year long. Black history month gives us the opportunity to start those conversations with our loved ones.  Conversations with Young Children Teaching children from an early age about Black history is as simple and significant as teaching …

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Children’s Health Month

The month of October is Children’s Health Month. One of our interns, Caitlyn W. has worked in child welfare for many years. She shares the following tips & info about how First Chance helps with child healthy & how you can too! Health is not just physical health. Health also includes mental health and well-being. …

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Diaper Need in mid-Missouri

As diaper need awareness week comes near, our Board Member, Melissa Miller shares some facts with us about how critical it is to have our Baby Bags Diaper Bank in mid-MO. Melissa is the former director of Healthy Bottoms Diaper Bank, which transferred into First Chance’s diaper bank program in December of 2019. The loss …

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First Chance for Children Program Updates: July 2021

During this time, when we are all working to stay healthy and safe, we continue to work diligently to meet the needs of our clients and community. Using safe social distancing practices, First Chance for Children is still doing our part to provide early childhood programs and family resources that foster healthy outcomes for children …

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