Community Partners and Parent Resources



SouthSide Early Childhood Center collaborates with community partners to provide social service consulting and referrals for parents/guardians; medical and dental care for children; and on-site speech, occupational, physical, disability and mental health therapies.

  • Center for Speech and Hearing provides speech and hearing assessments.

  • Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments provides vision screenings to children 6 months and older.

  • First Steps provides disabilities services to children 0-3 years.

  • Gateway to Oral Health Foundation provides dental exams to children.

  • Healthy Kids Express van provides dental screening, dental treatment, lead screening, and immunizations.

  • Institute for Family Medicine provides weekly visits by a nurse practitioner to do various health exams on our children. She completes physicals, hearing, vision, lead, and hemoglobin exams and provides referrals and prescriptions as needed.

  • Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) provides professional development, observation, and consultation for teachers.

  • National Charity League (NCL) is a national non-profit organization comprised of mother and daughter members in chapters across the United States. National Charity League- Gateway Chapter has 271 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 24 philanthropic organizations in the community. At SouthSide, NCL members help out as classroom assistants, volunteer at special events, and provide assistance with various projects throughout the year.

  • St. Louis Area Diaper Bank provides diapers to SouthSide families for the evenings and weekends.

  • The St. Louis Public Schools collaborate with SouthSide to provide on-site speech therapy, occupational therapy, early childhood special education, and other supplemental education services for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

  • Therapy Relief, Inc. provides speech, occupational, and physical therapy services to children enrolled in SouthSide, as well as observation and consultation.

  • Walker Scottish Rite Clinic provides speech therapy for Spanish-speaking children.

  • SouthSide partners with Youth in Need to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services.

Our Affinia Healthcare partner offers a mobile medical service.

Our Affinia Healthcare partner offers a mobile medical service.