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Early Learning


42nd Annual Conference on the Young Years

The 42nd Annual Conference on the Young Years (CYY) will be held March 5-7, 2015, at Tan-Tar-A. This year’s theme is: Plug In: Teach. Play. Learn.


Now for Later: Investing in Early Learning  Now for Later

High-quality, parenting education and voluntary early childhood education are top priorities for our state. In order to create the best start possible start for Missouri's youngest learners, we must work together now for later. The Now for Later initiative promotes the importance of creating opportunities for high quality early childhood education for all Missouri children. One of the Department's Top 10 by 20 goals is that all children will enter Kindergarten ready for success. High quality early childhood education helps prepare students for success in school. 

Learn more by watching our new early learning video or visit nowforlater.org.