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The mission of United for Children is to enhance the quality of early childhood education opportunities in Northwest Indiana for low-income families by improving access to high-quality education programs and reducing the impact of social issues on the family unit in order to increase the economic vitality of future generations and Northwest Indiana.
United Way leads the effort to emphasize the importance of supporting this kind of quality care for children ages 0 to 8, with focus on preschool to 3rd grade programs. United for Children supports success through High School graduation by dedicating its scope of work through 3rd-grade milestones that impact graduation rate success
United for Children is a collective regional movement to promote early childhood education that fosters collaboration among civic and business leaders, educators and parents, and nonprofits and faith-based organizations. United for Children advocates the importance of early childhood education in Northwest Indiana region to give stakeholders, policymakers and voting constituents the necessary tools to say yes to supporting future generations of learners
United for Children has introduced programs and training to improve kindergarten readiness for four to five-year-olds and success in elementary school meeting grade-level reading expectations by the 3rd grade. Programs include:
United for Children is an initiative of Lake Area United Way, United Way of LaPorte County and United Way of Porter County. For more information about each county's efforts click on the respective links above.