Child Care Development Fund Grant

The Child Care Development Fund Grant is a competitive opportunity for public schools and colleges/universities. The goal of this funding is to increase early childhood program availability and quality in public schools and colleges/universities in order to provide a safe environment that meets the individual, developmental, social, emotional, and physical needs of children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten entry. These programs meet the needs of working parents through extended hours, five days a week and typically open year round.

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Child Care Development Fund State Plans

The CCDF State Plan describes the activities to be administered by the State of Missouri for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024. This plan is the primary mechanism the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Child Care uses to determine Missouri's compliance with the law under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) of 2014.

Note: On January 28, 2021, Missouri Governor Mike Parson and the Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and Social Services (DSS) announced the consolidation of several childhood programs across state government into a single Office of Childhood that will be housed in DESE. The newly established department is named as the Lead Agency for the administration of CCDF, and effective August 28, 2021, will have administrative authority over state child care and other key early childhood and afterschool services. Since the office will be in effect prior to the October 1, 2021 implementation date for this CCDF state plan, DESE is submitting this state plan as Lead Agency.

The Lead Agency submitted the following 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan to Administration for Children & Families, Office of Child Care on June 30, 2021.

To view the 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan and comments visit Early Connections.

Past State Plans are available below: