The Child Care Subsidy Program assists eligible parents/guardians with payments for child care in Missouri. The purpose of this program is to help families with the cost of child care so that they are able to focus on finding and holding steady jobs.

The Early Childhood Section of the Children's Division also helps to promote quality and safety in early care and education environments for all Missouri families.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) also partners with local child care providers to offer subsidized care through the Child Care Subsidy Program. Child care providers must be contracted or registered with DSS to receive payment for care provided to subsidy-eligible children.

Help for Families
Child Care Providers

Voter Registration Application

If you wish to register to vote, please download, print, and complete the Voter Registration Form and return it to your local FSD office. This has no impact on your application or continued eligibility for assistance.