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Central Region


Child Care Aware® of Central Missouri provides child care referral services for parents and families and training child care program staff. Child Care Aware® of Central Missouri staff work to improve the outcomes for children and families ensuring that children and youth are prepared for success in school and for future participation in a globally-competitive economy.

Contact us at:

Child Care Aware® of Central Missouri
105 East Ash, Suite 102
Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: 573-445-KIDS (5437), 800-243-9685
Fax: 573-445-5450


Shelly Lock, Director of Program Services,

Janet Robison, Assistant Director of Program Services,

Sue Kuda, Resource Specialist and Trainer,

Katie Orf, Resource Specialist and Data Specialist,

Emily Sims, Resource Specialist and Trainer,


Current Projects in Central Missouri:

Early Childhood – Positive Behavior Support Training and Technical Assistance through the United Way of Central Missouri

I Am Moving, I Am Learning – Training on Including Daily Physical Activities in Child Care Programs

Save The Children – Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs Training and Technical Assistance

Taking Steps to Healthy Success – Training and Technical Assistance to Reduce Childhood Obesity and Promote Health and Wellbeing



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