RESOURCES TO HELP GUIDE YOU
We realize that finding the right education partners can be challenging as you bring a foster child into your home and introduce them to a new school setting.There are several resources with a wealth of information to help you. You can always work directly with your foster child's case worker on specific needs as well.
(special education laws and resources)
A resource on special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities, designed for parents and the education community at large.
The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition supports and recruits families in the metropolitan St. Louis region to join the foster and adoptive community -- providing a home for Missouri children in need.
CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MISSOURI
The Children’s Educational Alliance of Missouri (CEAM) is a non-profit focused on education policy for Missouri’s K-12 education system.
PARENTS AS TEACHERS
Parents as Teachers promotes optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. Support services specifically for families of babies, toddlers and preschool age children.
First Steps is part of Missouri’s early intervention system available to support families and children with early development disability or delay.
DSS POST-SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES
The Missouri Department of Social Services offers information for parents, individuals and families on medical needs, childcare, support and more.
A local St. Louis foundation that provides access to post-secondary education to those who may not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals.
SAINT LOUIS GRADUATES
Saint Louis Graduates focuses on post-secondary education with numerous resources for scholarships and aid.
College Bound provides a dedicated multi-year program focused on helping students succeed in high school, get into to college and complete their post-secondary degree.