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Thank You Teachers

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week During the first full week in May, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week. The celebration, according to the NEA, has two main goals: Thank America’s teachers for their commitment to students and for their work to create great public schools for every student. Encourage talented and…

St. Louis Arc and Beyond Housing Team Up for Preschoolers

Working Together to Prepare for Kindergarten In 2010, Beyond Housing partnered with community leaders and residents within the Normandy Schools Collaborative to launch the 24:1 Initiative.  The name references the 24 local municipalities that comprise the Normandy geographical footprint.  Belle Children’s Services of St. Louis Arc was there at the start, sharing a vision of…

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An Inclusive Start in a Diverse World

What’s So Special about Inclusive Childcare? Choosing the right child care setting for your child or family member is one of the most important choices you’ll make in their early years. We all want to provide a safe and nurturing daily experience for the children we love, and every child deserves a loving and respectful…