United Services News

Family Pancake Breakfast

It’s that time of year again! Time for our third annual FAMILY PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Bring your little ones (or your big ones) to United Services for Children on Sept. 18 and 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Please pre-register using the signup sheets in the hallway next to the classroom doors, or call Christine … Continued

Closed Labor Day

United Services is closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. It will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3.


Important dates

The summer session ends Friday, July 12. Meet Your Teacher is Friday, Aug. 2. Classes resume for a new school year on Monday, Aug. 5.


Love and Logic parenting classes begin this week

Our “Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun” class is about to begin its 2019 sessions. This is a three-week parent training program, designed by the Love and Logic Institute, for parenting children ages birth to 6 years. Parents learn to feel more confident, have more fun, and gain valuable tools to help them handle day-to-day frustrations, as … Continued


Autism Awareness Month

April is World Autism Awareness Month.The observance began in April 1970, founded by the Autism Society. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 59 children are identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to the Autism Society, about 1 percent of the world population has ASD, including 3.5 million in … Continued


BabyWorks parenting class

BabyWorks is a FREE program designed for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers, age 6-16 months. The class provides developmentally appropriate information and activities utilizing information from the CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” motor milestones program. Program goals: Enhance developmental supports through activities, information and resources. Emphasize motor, communication, and social skills development, … Continued


Today’s Topic continues in 2019

Join us for child-focused discussion every month (Please note that the Parenting and Behavior classes have switched dates. Parenting is now Feb. 19-20, and Behavior is now April 16-17.) Our Today’s Topic series was so well received in 2018, we are continuing in 2019 with the monthly series of parenting discussions with our experienced staff. Each … Continued


Aqua Therapy featured on O’FallonTV

O’FallonTV, the City of O’Fallon’s cable access channel, created this wonderful video highlighting United Services for Children’s aqua therapy program, which the city graciously hosts at the Renaud Spirit Center. Thank you to the City of O’Fallon for bringing attention to our program!


Shopping and champagne at Carries

Grab the gals and come out Oct. 18 for a great shopping event at Carries Boutique in the Meadows at Lake Saint Louis. Join our hostesses for the evening: Joyce Shaw, Ruth Scheidegger and Stacia Peterson. Your $20 entry includes Almond sparkling wine from Cooper’s Hawk, appetizers and special giveaways. Stylists from Carries will help you shop for … Continued


Adverse Childhood Events have lifelong impact

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous lifelong impact. We are reminded daily of the Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) happening to young children everywhere. ACEs include abuse, neglect, traumatic separation from parents, drug abuse and, domestic violence. ACEs are strongly related to the development and prevalence of a wide range of mental health … Continued