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.

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Out of School Time

Out of School Time supports working parents by providing high quality extended learning, social, recreational, and personal life skills development for low-income students in high poverty urban areas during non-school hours.


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.

Child Care Aware® of Missouri

Child Care Aware® of Missouri serves as a community resource on child care and related issues by providing resource, referral and training services to families, child care providers and early learning programs.

Show Me Child Care Provider Search

The Show Me Child Care Provider Search allows parents to find a licensed or licensed-exempt child care provider near them. Parents can search for a specific provider by name or address, or they can search by county or zip code to find all providers in their area.

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.