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Studies show that high-quality child care has a positive long-term impact on the life of your child. Finding the “perfect environment” – where your child’s development and growth is nurtured – can be a challenge. Child Care Aware® of Missouri’s Referral Center can help.  The Referral Center works with parents to give them the tools and knowledge to help make the best decisions when selecting child care that fits the family’s needs.

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Below you will find information on choosing a quality early childhood education program including types of care, basic licensing information, and information on how you can receive assistance in paying for child care.