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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

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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!

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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

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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

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We are seeking a PRN. Join our team!

United Services for Children is recruiting a new Pediatric Physical Therapist (PRN). We are seeking applicants to contract on a per-visit basis to treat children in our outpatient therapy program, Uncommon Grace. We provide therapy to children, age birth through 15 years, with a variety of diagnoses. Therapy sessions take place at our clinic in … Continued

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Boeing ECF helps pay Chip’s expenses

The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of The Boeing Company has awarded United Services for Children $3,000 to support the organization’s acquisition of a therapeutic facility dog. Boeing Facilitator Keith Mack said ECF supported the plan because it aligned with the organization’s focus on early learning and preparing young children to be successful in kindergarten and … Continued

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What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

  April is Occupational Therapy Month! But what is Pediatric Occupational Therapy? The primary goals of childhood are to grow, learn, and play. It is often through play that children learn to make sense of the world around them. It is a child’s “job” or “occupation” to play to develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills … Continued

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Autism Eats dining event

On Sunday, April 15 from noon to 3 p.m., West County Center, in partnership with Autism Speaks, will host its first Autism Eats event at three of the center’s most popular restaurants: Bravo! Cucina, J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood and McCormick & Schmick’s.  During this special occasion, families will be able to enjoy a relaxing meal … Continued

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