The Young Women’s Christian Association [YWCA] of Metro St. Louis has received the organization’s highest honor, the National Program of Excellence given by the National Head Start Association. It is the lone program in the state and one of only 13 programs in the United States to receive the accreditation, which continues through 2027.

The YWCA announced earlier this year that it plans to open an early childhood education center in the 39 North Innovation District with partners including the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center,39 North, Miriam Foundation and the City of OlivetteREAD MORE