There are many things to consider before opening a child care program. For information on getting started, preparing business and management plans, program planning and national resources, click here.
If you are interested in starting a new child care center or family child care home business, you will want to take advantage of the consulting services and technical assistance provided by Child Care Aware® of Missouri and its regional agencies.
v Workshops and other educational opportunities
v Experienced staff to answer your questions about quality care
v Assistance with understanding state and local regulations, zoning restrictions, licensing and other start-up issues
v Information and assistance with accreditation processes
v Introductions to other resources in your community
v A library of toys, books, videos, and equipment
v Loans and loan-related technical assistance
v Information on scholarship opportunities
v Support for providers who wish to learn more about caring for children with diverse needs and abilities
To determine the Child Care Aware® of Missouri regional agency that serves you, click here.
Once you know your regional agency (Eastern, Central, Southern, Western), click on the Child Care Program Start-up Guide below for more informaiton and a list of Missouri resources.
Child Care Program Start-up Guide Eastern Region
Child Care Program Start-up Guide Central Region
Child Care Program Start-up Guide Southern Region
Child Care Program Start-up Guide Western Region
If you would like specific information regarding starting a new child care program, please Contat Us.
For more information on Missouri Child Care Licensing laws, regualtions and guidelines, click here.