Having Information and Resources during your child care search will help you make the best choice for your child and your family.
Types of Child Care – This resource explains the different types of child care and state regulations for each type. (Español)
Support and Resources for Families – Check here for information on other organizations and programs that offer developmental support for families and children. (Español)
Questions to Ask Child Care Programs and Things to Consider – Take a look at this list of questions and things to consider when looking for child care. (Español)
Choosing Child Care Checklist and Next Steps – Use this checklist when visiting child care programs and as you make your child care decision. (Español)
Possible Solutions for Tricky Child Care Situations – This resource outlines some tricky situations families may face in trying to secure child care along with alternative solutions if all other traditional child care options have been explored.
Frequently Asked Questions When Using the Child Care Referral Database – Find answers to your questions about our database here.
Child Care Licensing Reports – This resource explains how to understand and what to look for when reviewing a child care program’s licensing reports. (Español)
Child Care Adult to Children Ratios – This resource explains the adult to children ratio requirement of licensed child care programs.(Español)
Paying for Child Care – Look here for information on the Missouri Child Care Assistance Program and other financial options that some child care programs may offer. (Español)
Child Care for Military Families – Military families can get help paying for child care through the Military Fee Assistance program.
Still Having Trouble Finding Care – Here are a few tips and suggestions if you are struggling to find care that fits your needs. (Español)
Helpful Information for Families
SIDS and Safe Sleep Practices – Find information about SIDS and safe sleep practices. (Español)
Parent Brain Tips – Look here for information and facts concerning your child’s growth and development. (Español)