Child Care

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To assure the health, safety, growth, and development of Missouri’s children through a regulatory process to prevent injury, risk, or harm to dependent children in out-of-home child care settings.

Interested in Becoming Licensed?

If you are interested in opening a Licensed Family Child Care Home, a Licensed Group Home, or a Licensed Child Care Center, the first step is to take the free Online Child Care Licensing Orientation. The purpose of this orientation is to provide potential licensed child care providers an overview of the licensing process so that you can decide if becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider is the right choice for you. The orientation will take approximately one hour to complete.

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