Mission Statement

”First Chance for Children provides early childhood programs and family resources to foster healthy outcomes for children and families in mid-Missouri.”

Vision Statement

“All children will arrive at school ready to learn and succeed in school and in life.”


  • to provide families with best practices and services to support and empower their growth
  • to partner with our community to provide wrap-around services and connect families
  • to demonstrate to our funders that we facilitate measurable improvements in wellbeing and development for children and families
  • on every level for the best interests of children and families too often left out and left behind
  • for the worth of all children, families, and communities, acknowledging that each person is the expert on their own experience and has a right to self determination
  • in all our interactions, especially when it applies to the diverse experiences of families in a challenging world