Educare

Educare is a state funded initiative that provides resources, technical assistance and training opportunities, at free or reduced costs, to child care providers with an emphasis on family home providers.

The Educare Vision
Quality early care and education, parenting and health care are essential to children’s growth and development.

The Educare Mission
To promote school readiness by establishing linkages in policy, program and practice that will ensure all children receive a solid foundation for success in school and life.

Guiding Principles for Educare Programs:


Educare Services Include:

For Additional Information, please contact:

Statewide Coordinator:
Holly Otto
Holly.M.Otto@dss.mo.gov
Program Development Specialist
Phone (573) 751-4431
FAX (573) 526-9586
Support Staff:
Connie Heckerman    (573) 526-9587

Physical Office Location:
Howerton Building
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO  65102

Mailing Address:
Department of Social Services
Children’s Division
PO Box 88
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0088

Contact your local Educare office for a complete listing of services in your area.
(Currently Educare has 17 sites around the state serving 74 counties.)