Infant Toddler Specialist Network

What is the Infant Toddler Specialist Network?

The Infant Toddler Specialist Network (ITSN) offers support at no cost to child care providers to help improve the quality of infant and toddler care.

Who can get help?

ITSN helps child care centers or providers who:

  • Are Religious in Compliance
  • Are licensed or license-exempt
  • Care for children ages 0-36 months
  • Care for at least one child receiving state child care subsidy

What do they help with?

Infant Toddler Specialists can help you or your team with:

  • Free Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-3) assessment of infant and toddler classrooms
  • On-site consultations (including follow-up support)
  • Relationship-based care courses and targeted trainings (earn clock hours!)
  • Materials to use in your child care program
  • New, innovative ideas to improve your work with infants and toddlers

If you have questions, please call 573-751-6793 or e-mail Childhood@dese.mo.gov.

How do I get help?

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ITSN Counties Served

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St. Joseph Youth Alliance

Linda Midyett

Atchison, Nodaway, Holt, Gentry, Andrew, DeKalb, Daviess, Buchanan, Caldwell

 
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LINC

Jimmarie Smiley

Platte, Clay, Ray, Jackson, Lafayette, Cass, Johnson

 
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SWMO Community Alliance

Kim Burnett

Vernon, Ceder, Barton, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton, Stone, Barry, McDonald

 
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Community Partnerships of the Ozarks

Connie Harmon

Polk, Greene, Webster, Christian, Taney, Ozark

 
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ARCHS in partnership with United 4 Children

Jennifer Saitz

Lincoln, Montgomery, Gasconade, Warren, St Charles

 
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The Community Partnership

Katelyn Tung

Osage, Miller, Maries, Pulaski, Phelps, Crawford, Dent

 
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NEMO Caring Communities, Inc.

Marsha Robinson

Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Linn, Macon, Shelby