Missouri Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership Project

A shortage of quality care options for infants and toddlers is a widespread problem both in Missouri and across the nation. In a nationally recognized effort to increase the capacity of and access to care for this vulnerable age group, as well as to provide parents with a wider variety of quality child care settings from which to choose, a portion of HB 1519 funding was used to create partnerships between Early Head Start (serving children birth to age 3) and community child care homes and centers. The benefits of this partnership include allowing Missouri to maximize state funds by drawing down additional federal funds through a partnership with the Administration for Children and Families. It also positively impacts the overall quality of care in communities, and maximizes the number of children receiving benefits from this funding.

Early Head Start programs receiving funding through this initiative are:

Central Missouri Community Action Agency
807-B. N. Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65202

Children’s Therapy Center of Pettis County
1500 Ewing Dr
Sedalia, MO 65301

Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph
817 Monterey, PO Box 3068
St. Joseph, MO 64503

Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area
PO Box 207
Joplin, MO 64802

Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105

MO Valley Community Action Agency
1415 S. Odell
Marshall, MO 65340

Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency
PO Box 966
Kirksville, MO  63501
(660) 665-9855

Ozarks Area Community Action Corp.
215 S. Barnes
Springfield, MO 65802

Youth In Need, Inc.
1815 Boone’s Lick Rd
St. Charles, MO 63301

YWCA of Metro St. Louis
3820 W. Pine Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108