Exciting news about the Missouri Workshop Calendar!
The current Missouri Workshop Calendar will be unavailable from June 9th through June 14th for revisions and updates.
On June 15th, the new and updated version will be accessible.
o Please know that all the data in the MO Workshop Calendar will be transferred to the new version.
o Training applications, approvals and attendance will all be unavailable during this time.
For how these updates will impact your use of the MO Workshop Calendar, please click here.
Child Care Aware of Missouri offers a wide range of support services and programs that can help any child care facility improve its programs and acquire the skills and resources it needs to serve children more effectively.
We assist centers and family child care homes in their pursuit of accreditation. Accreditation is the established benchmark of high quality among early education and after-school programs. It means a program has met evidence-based standards across several domains of programming and management.
Accreditation is a voluntary process. It involves a self assessment which addresses every aspect of your operations. Trained professionals observe or validate your program’s self assessment. Their observations, along with the program’s self evaluation, are used to make the decision to accredit the program.
Child Care Aware of Missouri has already helped almost 100 family child care homes, group homes and centers receive accreditation. Your program could be next.
Learn more about accreditation with our Frequently Asked Questions.
Our Task and Timeline Tool is your roadmap to guide you through the accreditation process.
For specific information regarding the criteria and procedures for the accreditation system you are most interested in, please click on the link.
Through the First Children’s Finance program, we provide loans and loan-related technical assistance to child care businesses throughout the state of Missouri. For more information, please visit.
A scholarship and compensation opportunity designed specifically for early childhood professionals working at least 30 hours or more a week with children birth to five years of age in a licensed childcare program. T.E.A.C.H. MISSOURI allows child care professionals to earn up to 15 college credit hours a year towards a degree in early childhood education. The scholarship links education, compensation and commitment to improving the quality of early childhood care and education programs for young children.
Child Care Aware of Missouri works with new programs that are just starting out, as well as existing programs that need information, professional development, or other assistance. For information on licensing and regulations contact our Regional Agencies or the Department of Health and Senior Services-Section for Child Care Regulation.
We provide technical assistance for program staff who wish to learn more about caring for children with diverse needs and abilities. Click here to learn more.