Investing in Early Childhood Education

University City Children’s Center is committed to providing our innovative, quality care and education to a socioeconomically diverse population of children. In 2015, we provided over $400,000 in tuition assistance to help maintain this diversity, which we believe greatly benefits our children, our families, and our community. 


James J. Heckman, a Nobel Laureate in Economics and an expert in the economics of human development, explains, “A critical time to shape productivity is from birth to age 5, when the brain develops rapidly to build the foundation of cognitive and character skills necessary for success in school, health, career and life.  

Early childhood education fosters cognitive skills along with attentiveness, motivation, self-control and sociability - the character skills that turn knowledge into know-how and people into productive citizens.”  

We invite you to participate in this important investment in our future.  


Youth Opportunity (YOP) Tax Credits

An investment of $1,000 or more can qualify for Missouri tax credits. Click here to learn how your out-of-pocket cost of a $1,000 investment can be only $330. 

Schnucks eScrip Card

We participate in the Schnucks eScrip program.  Pick up your eScrip card at any Schnucks store, register your card online or at 800-931-6258, shop at Schnucks and have your card scanned when you check out.  Your purchases create automatic contributions of up to 3% of your purchases.  Register at the Schucks eScrip page. UCCC’s group ID # is 6580227

GoodSearch

GoodSearch is a search engine powered by Yahoo!.  When you save www.goodsearch.com as your homepage and use GoodSearch as your internet search engine, UCCC receives $0.01 for every search you make.  Just enter “UCCC” as the charity and click “verify.”

AmazonSmile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% off your purchase to University City Children's Center. The funds support UCCC's Tuition Assistance Program. Click here to learn more. 

Giving Assistant

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