First Chance For Children Elects New Executive Director

COLUMBIA, MO – March 1, 2022 – First Chance For Children (FC4C) is pleased to announce they have elected a new Executive Director from within the local early childhood community. Gay Litteken has the experience needed for this vital role, and the Board of Directors supports her efforts to lead the organization into the future …

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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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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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Updates for the Lend and Learn Library August 2021

Exciting events are happening this fall with Lend & Learn Toy Libraries! While it looks different than we expected, we are STILL HERE giving support to our community in a multitude of ways. Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up! New Location! First Chance for Children has moved to a new building at 1002 …

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