Child Care Subsidy Information for Families

The Missouri Child Care Subsidy Program increases access to early learning by helping eligible families with the cost of child care. This allows families to focus on finding and holding steady jobs or to attend school and training programs.

In order to qualify for child care assistance in Missouri, families must:

  • Have a child birth to age 13, or a child with special needs or receiving protective services
  • Need child care to work, search for work, participate in job training, or attend school
  • Be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level